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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Apr. 21, 2014
  • pp: 9983–9992

Compensation of anisotropy effects in the generation of two-photon light

Andrea Cavanna, Angela M. Pérez, Felix Just, Maria V. Chekhova, and Gerd Leuchs  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 9983-9992 (2014)

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We analyse a method to compensate for anisotropy effects in the spatial distribution of parametric down-conversion (PDC) radiation in bulk crystals. In this method, a single nonlinear crystal is replaced by two consecutive crystals with opposite transverse walk-off directions. We implement a simple numerical model to calculate the spatial distribution of intensity and correlations, as well as the Schmidt mode structure, with an account for the anisotropy. Experimental results are presented which prove the validity of both the model and the method.

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OCIS Codes
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2014
Published: April 17, 2014

Andrea Cavanna, Angela M. Pérez, Felix Just, Maria V. Chekhova, and Gerd Leuchs, "Compensation of anisotropy effects in the generation of two-photon light," Opt. Express 22, 9983-9992 (2014)

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