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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 15364–15372

1.5 μm orthogonally polarized dual-output heralded single photon source based on optical fibers with birefringence

Tianyi Ma, Qiang Zhou, Wei Zhang, Yidong Huang, Xiaowei Cui, Mingquan Lu, and Bingkun Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 15364-15372 (2013)

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In this paper, a heralded single photon source (HSPS) at 1.5 μm with two independent orthogonally polarized outputs is realized based on a piece of polarization maintaining dispersion shifted fiber (PM-DSF). The HSPS is based on two scalar spontaneous four wave mixing (SFWM) processes along the two fiber polarization axes, while two vector SFWM processes are suppressed due to the high birefringence in the PM-DSF. The preparation efficiencies of the two independent outputs are about 73.7% and 69.1%, respectively, under a second-order correlation function g(2)(0) of 0.059. The indistinguishability between the two independent heralded single photons is demonstrated by Hong-Ou-Mandel (HOM) interference with a visibility of 78.9%, showing its great potential in quantum optics experiments and applications of quantum information.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: March 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2013
Published: June 20, 2013

Tianyi Ma, Qiang Zhou, Wei Zhang, Yidong Huang, Xiaowei Cui, Mingquan Lu, and Bingkun Zhou, "1.5 μm orthogonally polarized dual-output heralded single photon source based on optical fibers with birefringence," Opt. Express 21, 15364-15372 (2013)

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