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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Nov. 9, 2009
  • pp: 21302–21312

Mode expansion and Bragg filtering for a high-fidelity fiber-based photon-pair source

Alexander Ling, Jun Chen, Jingyun Fan, and Alan Migdall  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 21302-21312 (2009)

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We report the development of a fiber-based single spatial-mode source of photon-pairs where the efficiency of extracting photon-pairs is increased through the use of fiber-end expansion and Bragg filters. This improvement in efficiency enabled a spectrally bright and pure photon-pair source having a small second-order correlation function (0.03) and a raw spectral brightness of 44,700 pairs s-1nm-1mW-1. The source can be configured to generate entangled photon-pairs, characterized via optimal and minimal quantum state tomography, to have a fidelity of 97% and tangle of 92%, without subtracting any background.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2009
Published: November 6, 2009

Alexander Ling, Jun Chen, Jingyun Fan, and Alan Migdall, "Mode expansion and Bragg filtering for a high-fidelity fiber-based photon-pair Source," Opt. Express 17, 21302-21312 (2009)

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