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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 4419–4426

Photon pair source based on parametric fluorescence in periodically poled twin-hole silica fiber

Kien Phan Huy, Anh Tuan Nguyen, Edouard Brainis, Marc Haelterman, Philippe Emplit, Costantino Corbari, Albert Canagasabey, Morten Ibsen, Peter G. Kazansky, Olivier Deparis, Andrei A. Fotiadi, Patrice Mégret, and Serge Massar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 4419-4426 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.004419


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Abstract

We present observations of quasi-phase matched parametric fluorescence in a periodically poled twin-hole silica fiber. The phase matching condition in the fiber enables the generation of a degenerate signal field in the fiber-optic communication band centered on 1556 nm. We performed coincidence measurements and a Hong-Ou-Mandel experiment to validate that the signal arises from photon pairs. A coincidence peak with a signal to noise ratio (SNR) of 4 using 43 mW of pump power and a Hong-Ou-Mandel dip showing 40% net visibility were measured. Moreover, the experiments were performed with standard single mode fibers spliced at both ends of the poled section, which makes this source easy to integrate in fiber-optic quantum communication applications.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.1600) General : Classical and quantum physics
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Citation
Kien Phan Huy, Anh Tuan Nguyen, Edouard Brainis, Marc Haelterman, Philippe Emplit, Costantino Corbari, Albert Canagasabey, Peter G. Kazansky, Olivier Deparis, Andrei A. Fotiadi, Patrice Mégret, and Serge Massar, "Photon pair source based on parametric fluorescence in periodically poled twin-hole silica fiber," Opt. Express 15, 4419-4426 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-8-4419


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