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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 3715–3729

Control of quantum transverse correlations on a four-photon system

P.-L. de Assis, M. A. D. Carvalho, L. P. Berruezo, J. Ferraz, I. F. Santos, F. Sciarrino, and S. Pádua  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 3715-3729 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.003715


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Abstract

Control of spatial quantum correlations in bi-photons is one of the fundamental principles of Quantum Imaging. Up to now, experiments have been restricted to controlling the state of a single bi-photon, by using linear optical elements. In this work we demonstrate experimental control of quantum correlations in a four-photon state comprised of two pairs of photons. Our scheme is based on a high-efficiency parametric down-conversion source coupled to a double slit by a variable linear optical setup, in order to obtain spatially encoded qubits. Both entangled and separable pairs have been obtained, by altering experimental parameters. We show how the correlations influence both the interference and diffraction on the double slit.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 31, 2010
Published: February 11, 2011

Citation
P.-L. de Assis, M. A. D. Carvalho, L. P. Berruezo, J. Ferraz, I. F. Santos, F. Sciarrino, and S. Pádua, "Control of quantum transverse correlations on a four-photon system," Opt. Express 19, 3715-3729 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-4-3715


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