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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 2805–2810

Noncollinear correlated photon pair source in the 1550 nm telecommunication band

Tae-Gon Noh, Heonoh Kim, Chun Ju Youn, Seok-Beom Cho, Jongcheol Hong, Taehyoung Zyung, and Jaewan Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 2805-2810 (2006)

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We present a source of noncollinear correlated photon pairs in the standard 1550 nm telecommunication band. They are generated by a spontaneous parametric down-conversion process and emitted in a cone because of type-I noncollinear phase matching. Within the band, the source gives a completely flexible choice of the frequencies of the photon pairs, and correlation properties related to spatial momentum as well as energy and time can easily be utilized. We characterize the source by measuring the spatial intensity distribution of the down-converted light and by performing coincidence counting.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

Tae-Gon Noh, Heonoh Kim, Chun Youn, Seok-Beom Cho, Jongcheol Hong, Taehyoung Zyung, and Jaewan Kim, "Noncollinear correlated photon pair source in the 1550 nm telecommunication band," Opt. Express 14, 2805-2810 (2006)

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