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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1530–1532

Generation of correlated photon pairs in a microstructure fiber

J. Fan, A. Dogariu, and L. J. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 12, pp. 1530-1532 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001530


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Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate a new method of generating correlated photons in a microstructure fiber by means of a reversed degenerate four-wave-mixing process. Here one photon is annihilated from each of the bichromatic pump pulses to generate a pair of photons at the mean frequency. For a microstructure fiber as short as 1.5 m the measured coincidence counting rate is approximately eight times that of the accidental coincidences with a peak pump power of 0.25 W.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

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J. Fan, A. Dogariu, and L. J. Wang, "Generation of correlated photon pairs in a microstructure fiber," Opt. Lett. 30, 1530-1532 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-12-1530

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