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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15336–15346

Experimental investigation in transmission performance of polarization-entangled photon-pairs generated by cascaded χ(2) processes over standard single-mode optical fibers

Shin Arahira and Hitoshi Murai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15336-15346 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.015336


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Abstract

In this paper we report experimental investigation in transmission performance over standard single-mode optical fibers (SMFs) of polarization-entangled photon-pairs in a 1.5-μm band generated by cascaded second-harmonic generation and spontaneous parametric down conversion (c-SHG/SPDC) from a periodically poled LiNbO3 (PPLN) ridge-waveguide device. Clear two-photon interference fringes were observed even after the transmission over 140 km of the SMF spools, remaining small degradation in the visibilities of less than 3%. The performance was also investigated by using optical attenuators, instead of the SMF spools, to study the maximum reach of the distribution of the entanglement in terms of loss penalty. The results show that the quantum entanglement could be distributed even with 50 dB of the transmission loss with violation of Bell inequality by using the c-SHG/SPDC-based photon-pair source.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2012
Published: June 22, 2012

Citation
Shin Arahira and Hitoshi Murai, "Experimental investigation in transmission performance of polarization-entangled photon-pairs generated by cascaded χ(2) processes over standard single-mode optical fibers," Opt. Express 20, 15336-15346 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-14-15336


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