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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 10 — May. 14, 2007
  • pp: 6507–6512

Biphoton interference with a quantum dot entangled light source

R. M. Stevenson, A. J. Hudson, R. J. Young, P. Atkinson, K. Cooper, D. A. Ritchie, and A. J. Shields  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 6507-6512 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.006507


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Abstract

We demonstrate optical interferometry beyond the limits imposed by the photon wavelength using 'triggered' entangled photon pairs from a semiconductor quantum dot. Interference fringes of the entangled biphoton state reveals a periodicity half of that obtained with the single photon, and much less than that of the pump laser. High fringe visibility indicates that biphoton interference is less sensitive to decoherence than interference of two sequential single photons. The results suggest that quantum interferometry may be possible using a semiconductor LED-like device.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(300.6250) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, condensed matter

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2007
Published: May 11, 2007

Citation
R. M. Stevenson, A. J. Hudson, R. J. Young, P. Atkinson, K. Cooper, D. A. Ritchie, and A. J. Shields, "Biphoton interference with a quantum dot entangled light source," Opt. Express 15, 6507-6512 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-10-6507


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