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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Jun. 11, 2007
  • pp: 7591–7595

Two-photon quantum interference in the 1.5 μm telecommunication band

Seok-Beom Cho and Tae-Gon Noh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 7591-7595 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.007591


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Abstract

We report on two-photon quantum interference experiments in the standard telecommunication band. Two identical photons in the 1.5 μm wavelength band were generated in spatially separated modes by a type-I spontaneous parametric down-conversion process, and injected into a fiber-optic Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer. Two-photon interference patterns of dip and spatial beating in the coincidence counting rate were observed by varying the difference in optical path lengths. The visibilities obtained in the net coincidences were close to the theoretical value of 100%. The raw visibilities were also well above the classical limit.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2007
Published: June 5, 2007

Citation
Seok-Beom Cho and Tae-Gon Noh, "Two-photon quantum interference in the 1.5 μm telecommunication band," Opt. Express 15, 7591-7595 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-12-7591


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