Spatial correlations of spontaneously down-converted photon pairs detected with a single-photon-sensitive CCD camera
Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 81-88 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.3.000081
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Abstract
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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1. Introduction
1. D. C. Burnham and D. L. Weinberg, “Observation of simultaneity in parametric production of optical photon pairs,”Phys. Rev. Lett. 25, 84–87 (1970). [CrossRef]
8. J. Peřina, Z. Hradil, and B. Jurčo, Quantum Optics and Fundamentals of Physics (Kluwer, Boston, 1994). [CrossRef]
4. A. Joobeur, B. E. A. Saleh, T. S. Larchuk, and M. C. Teich, “Coherence properties of entangled light beams generated by parametric down-conversion: Theory and experiment,”Phys. Rev. A 53, 4360–4371 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
2. Experiments
11. B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics (Wiley, New York, 1991), Ch. 16. [CrossRef]
13. B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics (Wiley, New York, 1991), Ch. 4. [CrossRef]
3. Analysis
3. A. Joobeur, B. E. A. Saleh, and M. C. Teich, “Spatiotemporal coherence properties of entangled light beams generated by parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 50, 3349–3361 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
4. A. Joobeur, B. E. A. Saleh, T. S. Larchuk, and M. C. Teich, “Coherence properties of entangled light beams generated by parametric down-conversion: Theory and experiment,”Phys. Rev. A 53, 4360–4371 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
4. A. Joobeur, B. E. A. Saleh, T. S. Larchuk, and M. C. Teich, “Coherence properties of entangled light beams generated by parametric down-conversion: Theory and experiment,”Phys. Rev. A 53, 4360–4371 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
4. Discussion
22. E. Jakeman and J. G. Rarity, “The use of pair production processes to reduce quantum noise in transmission measurements,” Opt. Commun. 59, 219–223 (1986). [CrossRef]
References
1. | D. C. Burnham and D. L. Weinberg, “Observation of simultaneity in parametric production of optical photon pairs,”Phys. Rev. Lett. 25, 84–87 (1970). [CrossRef] |
2. | D. N. Klyshko, “Transverse photon bunching and two-photon processes in the field of para-metrically scattered light,” Zh. Eksp. Teor. Phys. 83, 1313–1323 (1982) [Sov. Phys. JETP 56, 753–758 (1982)]. |
3. | A. Joobeur, B. E. A. Saleh, and M. C. Teich, “Spatiotemporal coherence properties of entangled light beams generated by parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 50, 3349–3361 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed] |
4. | A. Joobeur, B. E. A. Saleh, T. S. Larchuk, and M. C. Teich, “Coherence properties of entangled light beams generated by parametric down-conversion: Theory and experiment,”Phys. Rev. A 53, 4360–4371 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed] |
5. | M. H. Rubin, “Transverse correlation in optical spontaneous parametric down-conversion,”Phys. Rev. A 54, 5349–5360 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed] |
6. | P. H. Souto Ribeiro, “Partial coherence with twin photons,” Phys. Rev. A 56, 4111–4117 (1997). [CrossRef] |
7. | B. E. A. Saleh, A. Joobeur, and M. C. Teich, “Spatial effects in two- and four-beam interference of partially entangled biphotons,” Phys. Rev. A 57, 3991–4003 (1998). [CrossRef] |
8. | J. Peřina, Z. Hradil, and B. Jurčo, Quantum Optics and Fundamentals of Physics (Kluwer, Boston, 1994). [CrossRef] |
9. | L. Mandel and E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge, New York, 1995), Ch. 22. |
10. | A. A. Malygin, A. N. Penin, and A. V. Sergienko, “Spatiotemporal grouping of photons in spontaneous parametric scattering of light,” Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 281, 308–313 (1985) [Sov. Phys. Dokl. 30, 227–229 (1985)]. |
11. | B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics (Wiley, New York, 1991), Ch. 16. [CrossRef] |
12. | Princeton Instruments Catalog of High Performance Digital CCD Cameras: September, 1995, Princeton Instruments, Inc., Trenton, NJ 08619; we used a slow scan model ICCD-576-G/RB-E detector with a third-generation intensifier for all experiments. |
13. | B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics (Wiley, New York, 1991), Ch. 4. [CrossRef] |
14. | A. Gatti, L. A. Lugiato, G.-L. Oppo, R. Martin, P. Di Trapani, and A. Berzanskis, “From quantum to classical images,” Opt. Express 1, 21–30 (1997). http://epubs.osa.org/oearchive/source/1968.htm [CrossRef] [PubMed] |
15. | D. N. Klyshko, Photons and Nonlinear Optics (Gordon and Breach, New York, 1988), Ch. 6. |
16. | A. V. Belinskii and D. N. Klyshko, “Two-photon optics: diffraction, holography, and transformation of two-dimensional signals,” Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 105, 487–493 (1994) [JETP 78, 259–262 (1994)]. |
17. | D. V. Strekalov, A. V. Sergienko, D. N. Klyshko, and Y. H. Shih, “Observation of two-photon ‘ghost’ interference and diffraction,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 3600–3603 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed] |
18. | T. B. Pittman, Y. H. Shih, D. V. Strekalov, and A. Sergienko, “Optical imaging by means of two-photon quantum entanglement,” Phys. Rev. A 52, R3429–R3432 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed] |
19. | T. B. Pittman, A. V. Sergienko, D. V. Strekalov, Y. H. Shih, M. H. Rubin, and D. N. Klyshko, “Two-photon geometric optics,” Phys. Rev. A 53, 2804–2815 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed] |
20. | P. H. Souto Ribeiro and G. A. Barbosa, “Direct and ghost interference in double-slit experiments with coincidence measurements,” Phys. Rev. A 54, 3489–3492 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed] |
21. | B. E. A. Saleh, S. Popescu, and M. C. Teich, “Generalized entangled-photon imaging,” in Proceedings of the IEEE LEOS 1996 Annual Meeting (Boston, MA, 1996), pp. 362–363. |
22. | E. Jakeman and J. G. Rarity, “The use of pair production processes to reduce quantum noise in transmission measurements,” Opt. Commun. 59, 219–223 (1986). [CrossRef] |
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
ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Quantum structures in nonlinear optics and atomic physics
History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 1998
Published: July 20, 1998
Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-3-2-81
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References
- D. C. Burnham and D. L. Weinberg, "Observation of simultaneity in parametric production of optical photon pairs," Phys. Rev. Lett. 25, 84-87 (1970). [CrossRef]
- D. N. Klyshko, "Transverse photon bunching and two-photon processes in the field of parametrically scattered light," Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 83, 1313-1323 (1982) [Sov. Phys. JETP 56, 753-758 (1982)].
- A. Joobeur, B. E. A. Saleh, and M. C. Teich, "Spatiotemporal coherence properties of entangled light beams generated by parametric down-conversion," Phys. Rev. A 50, 3349-3361 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
- A. Joobeur, B. E. A. Saleh, T. S. Larchuk, and M. C. Teich, "Coherence properties of entangled light beams generated by parametric down-conversion: Theory and experiment,"Phys. Rev. A 53, 4360-4371 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
- M. H. Rubin, "Transverse correlation in optical spontaneous parametric down-conversion," Phys. Rev. A 54, 5349-5360 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
- B. E. A. Saleh, A. Joobeur, and M. C. Teich, "Spatial effects in two- and four-beam interference of partially entangled biphotons," Phys. Rev. A (to appear, May 1998). [CrossRef]
- P. H. Souto Ribeiro, "Partial coherence with twin photons," Phys. Rev. A 56, 4111-4117 (1997). [CrossRef]
- J. Perina, Z. Hradil, and B. Jurco, Quantum Optics and Fundamentals of Physics, (Kluwer, Boston, 1994). [CrossRef]
- L. Mandel and E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics, (Cambridge, New York, 1995), Ch. 22.
- A. A. Malygin, A. N. Penin, and A. V. Sergienko, "Spatiotemporal grouping of photons in spontaneous parametric scattering of light," Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 281, 308-313 (1985) [Sov. Phys. Dokl. 30, 227-229 (1985)].
- B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, (Wiley, New York, 1991), Ch. 16. [CrossRef]
- Princeton Instruments Catalog of High Performance Digital CCD Cameras: September, 1995, (Princeton Instruments, Inc., Trenton, NJ 08619). We used a slow scan model ICCD-576-G/RB-E detector with a third-generation intensifier for all experiments.
- B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics (Wiley, New York, 1991), Ch. 4. [CrossRef]
- A. Gatti, L. A. Lugiato, G.-L. Oppo, R. Martin, P. Di Trapani, and A. Berzanskis, "From quantum to classical images," Opt. Express 1, 21-30 (1997). http://epubs.osa.org/oedocs/1968.pdf [CrossRef] [PubMed]
- D. N. Klyshko, Photons and Nonlinear Optics, (Gordon and Breach, New York, 1988), Ch. 6.
- A. V. Belinskii and D. N. Klyshko, "Two-photon optics: diraction, holography, and transformation of two-dimensional signals," Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 105, 487-493 (1994) [JETP 78, 259-262 (1994)].
- D. V. Strekalov, A. V. Sergienko, D. N. Klyshko, and Y. H. Shih, "Observation of two-photon `ghost' interference and diraction," Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 3600-3603 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
- T. B. Pittman, Y. H. Shih, D. V. Strekalov, and A. Sergienko, "Optical imaging by means of two-photon quantum entanglement," Phys. Rev. A 52, R3429-R3432 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
- T. B. Pittman, A. V. Sergienko, D. V. Strekalov, Y. H. Shih, M. H. Rubin and D. N. Klyshko, "Two-photon geometric optics," Phys. Rev. A 53, 2804-2815 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
- P. H. Souto Ribeiro and G. A. Barbosa, "Direct and ghost interference in double-slit experiments with coincidence measurements," Phys. Rev. A 54, 3489-3492 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
- B. E. A. Saleh, S. Popescu, and M. C. Teich, "Generalized entangled-photon imaging," in Proceedings of the IEEE LEOS 1996 Annual Meeting (Boston, MA, 1996), pp. 362-363.
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