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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 2009
  • pp: 1033–1041

Integrated optical source of polarization entangled photons at 1310 nm

A. Martin, V. Cristofori, P. Aboussouan, H. Herrmann, W. Sohler, D.B. Ostrowsky, O. Alibart, and S. Tanzilli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 1033-1041 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.001033


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Abstract

We report the realization of a new polarization entangled photon-pair source based on a titanium-indiffused waveguide integrated on periodically poled lithium niobate pumped by a CW laser at 655nm. The paired photons are emitted at the telecom wavelength of 1310nm within a bandwidth of 0.7nm. The quantum properties of the pairs are measured using a two-photon coalescence experiment showing a visibility of 85%. The evaluated source brightness, on the order of 105 pairs s−1GHz−1mW−1, associated with its compactness and reliability, demonstrates the source’s high potential for long-distance quantum communication.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2008
Published: January 15, 2009

Citation
A. Martin, V. Cristofori, P. Aboussouan, H. Herrmann, W. Sohler, D. B. Ostrowsky, O. Alibart, and S. Tanzilli, "Integrated optical source of polarization entangled photons at 1310 nm," Opt. Express 17, 1033-1041 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-2-1033


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