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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Apr. 21, 2014
  • pp: 9585–9596

Generation of biphoton correlation trains through spectral filtering

Joseph M. Lukens, Ogaga Odele, Carsten Langrock, Martin M. Fejer, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 9585-9596 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.009585


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Abstract

We demonstrate the generation of two-photon correlation trains based on spectral filtering of broadband biphotons. Programmable amplitude filtering is employed to create biphoton frequency combs, which when coupled with optical dispersion allows us to experimentally verify the temporal Talbot effect for entangled photons. Additionally, an alternative spectral phase-filtering approach is shown to significantly improve the overall efficiency of the generation process when a comb-like spectrum is not required. Our technique is ideal for the creation of tunable and high-repetition-rate biphoton states.

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OCIS Codes
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2014
Published: April 14, 2014

Citation
Joseph M. Lukens, Ogaga Odele, Carsten Langrock, Martin M. Fejer, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner, "Generation of biphoton correlation trains through spectral filtering," Opt. Express 22, 9585-9596 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-8-9585


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