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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 15 — Jul. 26, 2004
  • pp: 3573–3580

Bright, single-spatial-mode source of frequency non-degenerate, polarization-entangled photon pairs using periodically poled KTP

Matthew Pelton, Philip Marsden, Daniel Ljunggren, Maria Tengner, Anders Karlsson, Anna Fragemann, Carlota Canalias, and Fredrik Laurell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 15, pp. 3573-3580 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.003573


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Abstract

We use two perpendicular crystals of periodically-poled KTP to directly generate polarization-entangled photon pairs, the majority of which are emitted into a single Gaussian spatial mode. The signal and idler photons have wavelengths of 810 nm and 1550 nm, respectively, and the photon-pair generation rate is 1.2×107 sec-1 for a pump power of 62 mW. The apparatus is compact, flexible, and easily to use.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: May 14, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2004
Published: July 26, 2004

Citation
Matthew Pelton, Philip Marsden, Daniel Ljunggren, Maria Tengner, Anders Karlsson, Anna Fragemann, Carlota Canalias, and Fredrik Laurell, "Bright, single-spatial-mode source of frequency non-degenerate, polarization-entangled photon pairs using periodically poled KTP," Opt. Express 12, 3573-3580 (2004)
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