## Amplification of polarization NOON states

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

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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)

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