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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2014
  • pp: B14–B19

Statistics of twin-beam states by photon-number resolving detectors up to pump depletion

Alessia Allevi and Maria Bondani  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. B14-B19 (2014)

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We use hybrid photodetectors endowed with partial photon-number resolution to characterize the photon-number distribution of twin-beam states produced at different intensity regimes up to pump depletion. To match the detectors’ dynamics, the light of signal and idler is strongly attenuated by neutral-density filters. Since the filters do not modify the nature of any classical-light statistics, we find that signal and idler are described by a multimode thermal distribution at any pump power. The number of modes decreases at increasing pump power until pump depletion, when the number starts increasing again. The effect is qualitatively interpreted as a selective mode amplification induced by the high-gain parametric process.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.5160) Optical devices : Photodetectors
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

Original Manuscript: May 7, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 28, 2014
Published: August 20, 2014

Alessia Allevi and Maria Bondani, "Statistics of twin-beam states by photon-number resolving detectors up to pump depletion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, B14-B19 (2014)

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