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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2002
  • pp: 461–468

Photon correlations of a sub-threshold optical parametric oscillator

R. Andrews, E. R. Pike, and Sarben Sarkar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 11, pp. 461-468 (2002)

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A microscopic multimode theory of collinear type-I spontaneous parametric downconversion in a cavity is presented. Single-mode and multimode correlation functions have been derived using fully quantized atom and electromagnetic field variables. From a first principles calculation the FWHM of the single-mode correlation function and the cavity enhancement factor have been obtained in terms of mirror reflectivities and the first-order crystal dispersion coefficient. The values obtained are in good agreement with recent experimental results [Phys. Rev. A 62 , 033804 (2000)].

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 28, 2002
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2002
Published: June 3, 2002

Roger Andrews, E. Pike, and Sarben Sarkar, "Photon correlations of a sub-threshold optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 10, 461-468 (2002)

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