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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 2 — Jul. 20, 1998
  • pp: 81–88

Spatial correlations of spontaneously down-converted photon pairs detected with a single-photon-sensitive CCD camera

Bradley M. Jost, Alexander V. Sergienko, Ayman F. Abouraddy, Bahaa E. A. Saleh, and Malvin C. Teich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 81-88 (1998)

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A single-photon-sensitive intensified charge-coupled-device (ICCD) camera has been used to simultaneously detect, over a broad area, degenerate and nondegenerate photon pairs generated by the quantum-optical process of spontaneous parametric down-conversion. We have developed a new method for determining the quantum fourth-order correlations in spatially extended detection systems such as this one. Our technique reveals the expected phase-matching-induced spatial correlations in a 2-f Fourier-transform system.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

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Focus Issue: Quantum structures in nonlinear optics and atomic physics

Original Manuscript: April 8, 1998
Published: July 20, 1998

Bradley Jost, Alexander Sergienko, Ayman Abouraddy, Bahaa Saleh, and Malvin Teich, "Spatial correlations of spontaneously down-converted photon pairs detected with a single-photon-sensitive CCD camera," Opt. Express 3, 81-88 (1998)

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