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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Jun. 11, 2007
  • pp: 7479–7488

Spontaneous parametric down-conversion in periodically poled KTP waveguides and bulk crystals

Marco Fiorentino, Sean M. Spillane, Raymond G. Beausoleil, Tony D. Roberts, Philip Battle, and Mark W. Munro  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 7479-7488 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.007479


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Abstract

We present a theoretical and experimental comparison of spontaneous parametric down-conversion in periodically poled waveguides and bulk KTP crystals. We measured a waveguide pair generation rate of 2.9∙106 pairs/s per mW of pump in a 1-nm band: more than 50 times higher than the bulk crystal generation rate.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2007
Published: June 4, 2007

Citation
Marco Fiorentino, Sean M. Spillane, Raymond G. Beausoleil, Tony D. Roberts, Philip Battle, and Mark W. Munro, "Spontaneous parametric down-conversion in periodically poled KTP waveguides and bulk crystals," Opt. Express 15, 7479-7488 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-12-7479


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