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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2008
  • pp: 98–102

Triple-photon generation: comparison between theory and experiment

Fabien Gravier and Benoît Boulanger  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 1, pp. 98-102 (2008)

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We conceived an optical generator leading to the production of 3 × 10 13 triple photons per pulse with a full-width duration of 88 ps at 1 e 2 , by using a third-order optical parametric interaction phase-matched in a KTP crystal and pumped at 532 nm . The triple photon generation is stimulated by two photons orthogonally polarized emitted by a homemade optical parametric oscillator emitting at 1665 nm . The energy generated at 1474 nm is well modelized by an analytical model based on Jacobi elliptic functions. These results open the way to new quantum measurement relative to Greenberger–Horne–Zeilinger state of light.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2007
Published: December 21, 2007

Fabien Gravier and Benoît Boulanger, "Triple-photon generation: comparison between theory and experiment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 98-102 (2008)

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