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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 22820–22836

Precise evaluation of polarization mode dispersion by separation of even- and odd-order effects in quantum interferometry

A. Fraine, D. S. Simon, O. Minaeva, R. Egorov, and A. V. Sergienko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 22820-22836 (2011)

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The use of quantum correlations between photons to separate measure even- and odd-order components of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) and chromatic dispersion in discrete optical elements is investigated. Two types of apparatus are discussed which use coincidence counting of entangled photon pairs to allow sub-femtosecond resolution for measurement of both PMD and chromatic dispersion. Group delays can be measured with a resolution of order 0.1 fs, whereas attosecond resolution can be achieved for phase delays.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: March 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2011
Published: October 27, 2011

A. Fraine, D. S. Simon, O. Minaeva, R. Egorov, and A. V. Sergienko, "Precise evaluation of polarization mode dispersion by separation of even- and odd-order effects in quantum interferometry," Opt. Express 19, 22820-22836 (2011)

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