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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2014
  • pp: 359–368

Energy-time entanglement generation in optical fibers under CW pumping

Shuai Dong, Qiang Zhou, Wei Zhang, Yuhao He, Weijun Zhang, Lixing You, Yidong Huang, and Jiangde Peng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 359-368 (2014)

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In this paper, the energy-time entangled photon-pairs at 1.5 μm are generated by the spontaneous four wave mixing (SFWM) in optical fibers under continuous wave (CW) pumping. The energy-time entanglement property is demonstrated experimentally through an experiment of Franson-type interference. Although the generation rates of the noise photons are one order of magnitude higher than that of the photon-pairs under CW pumping, the impact of noise photons can be highly suppressed in the measurement by a narrow time domain filter supported by superconducting nanowire single photon detectors with low timing jitters and time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) module with high time resolution. The experiment results show that the SFWM in optical fibers under CW pumping provides a simple and practical way to generate energy-time entanglement at 1.5 μm, which has great potential for long-distance quantum information applications over optical fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: October 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2013
Published: January 2, 2014

Shuai Dong, Qiang Zhou, Wei Zhang, Yuhao He, Weijun Zhang, Lixing You, Yidong Huang, and Jiangde Peng, "Energy-time entanglement generation in optical fibers under CW pumping," Opt. Express 22, 359-368 (2014)

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