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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 20229–20241

Measuring the dynamics of second-order photon correlation functions inside a pulse with picosecond time resolution

Marc Aßmann, Franziska Veit, Jean-Sebastian Tempel, Thorsten Berstermann, Heinrich Stolz, Mike van der Poel, Jørn M. Hvam, and Manfred Bayer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 20229-20241 (2010)

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We present a detailed discussion of a recently demonstrated experimental technique capable of measuring the correlation function of a pulsed light source with picosecond time resolution. The measurement involves a streak camera in single photon counting mode, which is modified such that a signal at a fixed repetition rate, and well defined energy, can be monitored after each pulsed laser excitation. The technique provides further insight into the quantum optical properties of pulsed light emission from semiconductor nanostructures, and the dynamics inside a pulse, on the sub-nanosecond time scale.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5290) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon statistics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors
(100.0118) Image processing : Imaging ultrafast phenomena
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2010
Published: September 8, 2010

Marc Aßmann, Franziska Veit, Jean-Sebastian Tempel, Thorsten Berstermann, Heinrich Stolz, Mike van der Poel, Jørn M. Hvam, and Manfred Bayer, "Measuring the dynamics of second-order photon correlation functions inside a pulse with picosecond time resolution," Opt. Express 18, 20229-20241 (2010)

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