Photon coincidences in spontaneous parametric down-converted radiation excited by a blue LED in bulk LiIO_{3} crystal |
Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 10351-10358 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.010351
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Abstract
We report on experimental and numerical investigation of two-photon coincidence properties of the parametric spontaneous down-converted field excited by a high brightness blue LED in bulk lithium iodate crystal. Ratio of up to 11.5% of coincidence, which cannot be attributed to classical coincidences, to single photon counts was recorded at the outputs of multimode fibers, demonstrating well-preserved biphoton property. This result, combined with practically useful power of the source, suggests its possible application for a class of quantum experiments.
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1. Introduction
4. C. K. Hong, Z. Y. Ou, and L. Mandel, “Measurement of subpicosecond time intervals between two photons by interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 59(18), 2044–2046 (1987). [PubMed]
21. J. G. Rarity, K. D. Ridley, and P. R. Tapster, “Absolute measurement of detector quantum efficiency using parametric downconversion,” Appl. Opt. 26(21), 4616–4619 (1987). [PubMed]
22. Z. Zhao, K. A. Meyer, W. B. Whitten, and R. W. Shaw, “Optical absorption measurements with parametric down-converted photons,” Anal. Chem. 80(19), 7635–7638 (2008). [PubMed]
2. Experimental setup and numerical model
15. G. Tamošauskas, J. Galinis, A. Dubietis, and A. Piskarskas, “Observation of spontaneous parametric down-conversion excited by high brightness blue LED,” Opt. Express 18(5), 4310–4315 (2010). [PubMed]
15. G. Tamošauskas, J. Galinis, A. Dubietis, and A. Piskarskas, “Observation of spontaneous parametric down-conversion excited by high brightness blue LED,” Opt. Express 18(5), 4310–4315 (2010). [PubMed]
15. G. Tamošauskas, J. Galinis, A. Dubietis, and A. Piskarskas, “Observation of spontaneous parametric down-conversion excited by high brightness blue LED,” Opt. Express 18(5), 4310–4315 (2010). [PubMed]
3. Coincidence measurements
4. Conclusions
Acknowledgements
References and links
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16. | P. G. Kwiat, K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, A. Zeilinger, A. V. Sergienko, and Y. Shih, “New high-intensity source of polarization-entangled photon pairs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75(24), 4337–4341 (1995). [PubMed] |
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19. | S. Cialdi, F. Castelli, and M. G. A. Paris, “Properties of entangled photon pairs generated by a CW laser with small coherence time: theory and experiment,” J. Mod. Opt. 56(2), 215–225 (2009). |
20. | J. Galinis, G. Tamošauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Modeling of photon coincidence and dispersive properties of spontaneous parametric down-converted field excited by incoherent source,” in preparation. |
21. | J. G. Rarity, K. D. Ridley, and P. R. Tapster, “Absolute measurement of detector quantum efficiency using parametric downconversion,” Appl. Opt. 26(21), 4616–4619 (1987). [PubMed] |
22. | Z. Zhao, K. A. Meyer, W. B. Whitten, and R. W. Shaw, “Optical absorption measurements with parametric down-converted photons,” Anal. Chem. 80(19), 7635–7638 (2008). [PubMed] |
OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing
ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics
History
Original Manuscript: February 17, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 2011
Published: May 11, 2011
Citation
Justinas Galinis, Michał Karpiński, Gintaras Tamošauskas, Krzysztof Dobek, and Algis Piskarskas, "Photon coincidences in spontaneous parametric down-converted radiation excited by a blue LED in bulk LiIO_{3} crystal," Opt. Express 19, 10351-10358 (2011)
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References
- W. H. Louisell, A. Yariv, and A. E. Siegman, “Quantum fluctuations and noise in parametric processes,” Phys. Rev. 124(6), 1646–1654 (1961).
- S. E. Harris, M. K. Oshman, and R. L. Byer, “Observation of tunable parametric fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 18(18), 732–734 (1967).
- A. A. Malygin, A. N. Perin, and A. V. Sergienko, “Efficient generator of a two-photon field of visible radiation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 11(7), 939–941 (1981).
- C. K. Hong, Z. Y. Ou, and L. Mandel, “Measurement of subpicosecond time intervals between two photons by interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 59(18), 2044–2046 (1987). [PubMed]
- J. W. Pan, Z.-B. Chen, M. Żukowski, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Multi-photon entanglement and interferometry,” arXiv:0805.2853v1, http://arxiv.org/abs/0805.2853 .
- M. D’Angelo, M. V. Chekhova, and Y. Shih, “Two-photon diffraction and quantum lithography,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87(1), 013602 (2001). [PubMed]
- T. Scheidl, R. Ursin, A. Fedrizzi, S. Ramelow, X.-S. Ma, T. Herbst, R. Prevedel, L. Ratschbacher, J. Kofler, T. Jennewein, and A. Zeilinger, “Feasibility of 300 km quantum key distribution,” N. J. Phys. 11(8), 085002 (2009).
- M. A. Horne, A. Shimony, and A. Zeilinger, “Two-particle interferometry,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 62(19), 2209–2212 (1989). [PubMed]
- J. Brendel, E. Mohler, and W. Martienssen, “Experimental Test of Bell’s Inequality for Energy and Time,” Europhys. Lett. 20(7), 575–580 (1992).
- P. G. Kwiat, K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, A. Zeilinger, A. V. Sergienko, and Y. Shih, “New high-intensity source of polarization-entangled photon pairs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75(24), 4337–4341 (1995). [PubMed]
- A. Mair, A. Vaziri, G. Weihs, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement of the orbital angular momentum states of photons,” Nature 412(6844), 313–316 (2001). [PubMed]
- J. T. Barreiro, N. K. Langford, N. A. Peters, and P. G. Kwiat, “Generation of hyperentangled photon pairs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95(26), 260501 (2005).
- D. L. Weinberg, “Observation of Optical Parametric Noise Pumped by a Mercury Lamp,” J. Appl. Phys. 41(10), 4239–4240 (1970).
- A. Politi, J. C. F. Matthews, and J. L. O’Brien, “Shor’s quantum factoring algorithm on a photonic chip,” Science 325(5945), 1221 (2009). [PubMed]
- G. Tamošauskas, J. Galinis, A. Dubietis, and A. Piskarskas, “Observation of spontaneous parametric down-conversion excited by high brightness blue LED,” Opt. Express 18(5), 4310–4315 (2010). [PubMed]
- P. G. Kwiat, K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, A. Zeilinger, A. V. Sergienko, and Y. Shih, “New high-intensity source of polarization-entangled photon pairs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75(24), 4337–4341 (1995). [PubMed]
- X. Y. Zoua, L. J. Wanga, and L. Mandeļ, “Violation of classical probability in parametric down-conversion,” Opt. Commun. 84(5-6), 351–354 (1991).
- P. S. K. Lee, M. P. van Exter, and J. P. Woerdman, “How focused pumping affects type-II spontaneous parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 72(3), 033803 (2005).
- S. Cialdi, F. Castelli, and M. G. A. Paris, “Properties of entangled photon pairs generated by a CW laser with small coherence time: theory and experiment,” J. Mod. Opt. 56(2), 215–225 (2009).
- J. Galinis, G. Tamošauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Modeling of photon coincidence and dispersive properties of spontaneous parametric down-converted field excited by incoherent source,” in preparation.
- J. G. Rarity, K. D. Ridley, and P. R. Tapster, “Absolute measurement of detector quantum efficiency using parametric downconversion,” Appl. Opt. 26(21), 4616–4619 (1987). [PubMed]
- Z. Zhao, K. A. Meyer, W. B. Whitten, and R. W. Shaw, “Optical absorption measurements with parametric down-converted photons,” Anal. Chem. 80(19), 7635–7638 (2008). [PubMed]
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