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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 16452–16458

Amplitude and phase modulation of time-energy entangled two-photon states

F. Zäh, M. Halder, and T. Feurer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16452-16458 (2008)

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We experimentally demonstrate amplitude and phase modulation of a time-energy entangled two-photon wave function. The entangled photons are produced by spontaneous parametric down-conversion, spectrally dispersed in an prism compressor, modulated in amplitude and/or phase, and detected in coincidence by sum-frequency generation. First, we present a Fourier optical analysis of the optical setup yielding an analytic expression for the resulting field distribution at the exit plane of the shaping apparatus. We then introduce amplitude and/or phase shaping and present results which can only be obtained through a combination of the two. Specifically, we use a shaper-based interferometer to measure the two-photon interference of an almost bandwidth-limited two-photon wave function.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2008
Published: October 1, 2008

F. Zäh, M. Halder, and T. Feurer, "Amplitude and phase modulation of time-energy entangled two-photon states," Opt. Express 16, 16452-16458 (2008)

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