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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 20 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 12769–12776

Bright narrowband source of photon pairs at optical telecommunication wavelengths using a type-II periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide

Go Fujii, Naoto Namekata, Masayuki Motoya, Sunao Kurimura, and Shuichiro Inoue  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 20, pp. 12769-12776 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.012769


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Abstract

We report on the generation of narrowband photon pairs at telecommunication wavelengths using a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide that utilizes the nonlinear tensor element d24 for type-II quasi phase matching. The FWHM bandwidth of the spontaneous parametric downconversion was 1 nm. The brightness of the photon pair source was ∼6×105/s/GHz when the pump power was 1 mW. The indistinguishability of the signal and idler photons generated by the degenerate spontaneous parametric downconversion process was studied in a Hong-Ou-Mandel type interference experiment.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 25, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2007
Published: September 21, 2007

Citation
Go Fujii, Naoto Namekata, Masayuki Motoya, Sunao Kurimura, and Shuichiro Inoue, "Bright narrowband source of photon pairs at optical telecommunication wavelengths using a type-II periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide," Opt. Express 15, 12769-12776 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-20-12769


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