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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 14 — Jul. 12, 2004
  • pp: 3086–3094

Quantum-correlated twin photons from microstructure fiber

Jay E. Sharping, Jun Chen, Xiaoying Li, Prem Kumar, and Robert S. Windeler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 14, pp. 3086-3094 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.003086


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Abstract

We present a source of correlated photon pairs that relies on spontaneous parametric scattering in microstructure fiber. Quantum correlations are shown between photon pairs that are generated through four-photon scattering where the pump photons are degenerate at a wavelength of 749 nm and the signal and idler photons are nondegenerate at wavelengths of 761 nm and 737 nm, respectively. Careful adjustment of the pump wavelength and polarization are shown to be critical to observing quantum correlations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: April 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2004
Published: July 12, 2004

Citation
Jay Sharping, Jun Chen, Xiaoying Li, Prem Kumar, and Robert Windeler, "Quantum-correlated twin photons from microstructure fiber," Opt. Express 12, 3086-3094 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-14-3086


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