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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 11943–11951

Phase-stable source of polarization-entangled photons in a linear double-pass configuration

Fabian Steinlechner, Sven Ramelow, Marc Jofre, Marta Gilaberte, Thomas Jennewein, Juan. P. Torres, Morgan W. Mitchell, and Valerio Pruneri  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 11943-11951 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.011943


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Abstract

We demonstrate a compact, robust, and highly efficient source of polarization-entangled photons, based on linear bi-directional down-conversion in a novel ‘folded sandwich’ configuration. Bi-directionally pumping a single periodically poled KTiOPO4 (ppKTP) crystal with a 405-nm laser diode, we generate entangled photon pairs at the non-degenerate wavelengths 784 nm (signal) and 839 nm (idler), and achieve an unprecedented detection rate of 11.8 kcps for 10.4 μW of pump power (1.1 million pairs / mW), in a 2.9-nm bandwidth, while maintaining a very high two-photon entanglement quality, with a Bell-state fidelity of 99.3 ± 0.3%.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2013
Published: May 8, 2013

Citation
Fabian Steinlechner, Sven Ramelow, Marc Jofre, Marta Gilaberte, Thomas Jennewein, Juan. P. Torres, Morgan W. Mitchell, and Valerio Pruneri, "Phase-stable source of polarization-entangled photons in a linear double-pass configuration," Opt. Express 21, 11943-11951 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-10-11943


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