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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 7092–7100

Rigorous criterion for characterizing correlated multiphoton emissions

Hyun-Gue Hong, Hyunchul Nha, Jai-Hyung Lee, and Kyungwon An  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 7092-7100 (2010)

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Strong correlation of photons, particularly in the single-photon regime, has recently been exploited for various applications in quantum information processing. Existing correlation measurements, however, do not fully characterize multi-photon correlation in a relevant context and may pose limitations in practical situations. We propose a conceptually rigorous, but easy-to-implement, criterion for detecting correlated multi-photon emission out of a quantum optical system, drawn from the context of wavefunction collapse. We illustrate the robustness of our approach against experimental limitations by considering an anharmonic optical system.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: February 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2010
Published: March 23, 2010

Hyun-Gue Hong, Hyunchul Nha, Jai-Hyung Lee, and Kyungwon An, "Rigorous criterion for characterizing correlated multiphoton emissions," Opt. Express 18, 7092-7100 (2010)

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