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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2011
  • pp: 45–51

Efficient parametric generation of counterpropagating two-photon states

Adeline Orieux, Xavier Caillet, Aristide Lemaître, Pascal Filloux, Ivan Favero, Giuseppe Leo, and Sara Ducci  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp. 45-51 (2011)

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Guided-wave parametric downconversion with a transverse pump is a versatile means to generate a wide range of two-photon states. We propose and compare some microcavity-based schemes for the generation of counterpropagating photon pairs, and we experimentally demonstrate a bright source emitting 1.2 × 10 11   pairs / pump photon for a 1.8 mm long waveguide. These results are promising for integrated quantum information technology.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2010
Published: December 10, 2010

Adeline Orieux, Xavier Caillet, Aristide Lemaître, Pascal Filloux, Ivan Favero, Giuseppe Leo, and Sara Ducci, "Efficient parametric generation of counterpropagating two-photon states," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 45-51 (2011)

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