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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 20401–20408

Second order coherence of broadband down-converted light on ultrashort time scale determined by two photon absorption in semiconductor

Fabien Boitier, Antoine Godard, Aleksandr Ryasnyanskiy, Nicolas Dubreuil, Philippe Delaye, Claude Fabre, and Emmanuel Rosencher  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 20401-20408 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.020401


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Abstract

We study the photon correlation properties of broadband parametric down-converted light. The measurement of the photon correlation is carried out thanks to a modified Hanbury Brown-Twiss interferometer based on two photon absorption in GaAs detector. Since this method is not affected by the phase matching conditions of the detecting apparatus (so called “final state post-selection”), the detection bandwidth can be extremely large. This is illustrated by studying, with the same apparatus, the degree of second order coherence of parametric light in both degenerate and non-degenerate cases. We show that our experiment is able to determine the coherent as well as the incoherent contributions to the degree of second order coherence of parametric light with a time resolution in the fs range scale.

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OCIS Codes
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2010
Published: September 10, 2010

Citation
Fabien Boitier, Antoine Godard, Aleksandr Ryasnyanskiy, Nicolas Dubreuil, Philippe Delaye, Claude Fabre, and Emmanuel Rosencher, "Second order coherence of broadband down-converted light on ultrashort time scale determined by two photon absorption in semiconductor," Opt. Express 18, 20401-20408 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-19-20401


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