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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23589–23597

Entangled Bessel-Gaussian beams

Melanie McLaren, Megan Agnew, Jonathan Leach, Filippus S. Roux, Miles J. Padgett, Robert W. Boyd, and Andrew Forbes  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23589-23597 (2012)

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Orbital angular momentum (OAM) entanglement is investigated in the Bessel-Gaussian (BG) basis. Having a readily adjustable radial scale, BG modes provide an alternative basis for OAM entanglement over Laguerre-Gaussian modes. We show that the OAM bandwidth in terms of BG modes can be increased by selection of particular radial wavevectors and leads to a flattening of the spectrum, which allows for higher dimensionality in the entangled state. We demonstrate entanglement in terms of BG modes by performing a Bell-type experiment and showing a violation of the Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt inequality for the = ±1 subspace. In addition, we use quantum state tomography to indicate higher-dimensional entanglement in terms of BG modes.

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OCIS Codes
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: August 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2012
Published: October 1, 2012

Melanie McLaren, Megan Agnew, Jonathan Leach, Filippus S. Roux, Miles J. Padgett, Robert W. Boyd, and Andrew Forbes, "Entangled Bessel-Gaussian beams," Opt. Express 20, 23589-23597 (2012)

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