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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 892–901

Amplification of polarization NOON states

Chiara Vitelli, Nicolò Spagnolo, Fabio Sciarrino, and Francesco De Martini  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 892-901 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.000892


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Abstract

We analyze the quantum states obtained by optical parametric amplification of polarization NOON states. First we study, theoretically and experimentally, the amplification of a two-photon state by a collinear quantum injected optical parametric amplifier (QIOPA). We compare the stimulated emission regime with the spontaneous one, studied by Sciarrino et al. [Phys. Rev. A 77, 012324 (2008)] . As a second step, we show that the collinear amplifier cannot be successfully used for amplifying N-photon states with N > 2 , and we propose to adopt a different scheme, based on a noncollinear QIOPA. We show that the state obtained by the latter amplification process preserves the λ N feature and exhibits a high resilience to losses. Furthermore, measurement of part of the output state can be adopted to increase the pattern visibility.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2009
Published: April 3, 2009

Citation
Chiara Vitelli, Nicolò Spagnolo, Fabio Sciarrino, and Francesco De Martini, "Amplification of polarization NOON states," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 892-901 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-5-892

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