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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27220–27225

Bragg-Scattering conversion at telecom wavelengths towards the photon counting regime

Katarzyna Krupa, Alessandro Tonello, Victor V. Kozlov, Vincent Couderc, Philippe Di Bin, Stefan Wabnitz, Alain Barthélémy, Laurent Labonté, and Sébastien Tanzilli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27220-27225 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.027220


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Abstract

We experimentally study Bragg-scattering four-wave mixing in a highly nonlinear fiber at telecom wavelengths using photon counters. We explore the polarization dependence of this process with a continuous wave signal in the macroscopic and attenuated regime, with a wavelength shift of 23 nm. Our measurements of mean photon numbers per second under various pump polarization configurations agree well with the theoretical and numerical predictions based on classical models. We discuss the impact of noise under these different polarization configurations.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Four-Wave Mixing in Waveguides and Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

Virtual Issues
Nonlinear Photonics (2012) Optics Express

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Katarzyna Krupa, Alessandro Tonello, Victor V. Kozlov, Vincent Couderc, Philippe Di Bin, Stefan Wabnitz, Alain Barthélémy, Laurent Labonté, and Sébastien Tanzilli, "Bragg-Scattering conversion at telecom wavelengths towards the photon counting regime," Opt. Express 20, 27220-27225 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-24-27220


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