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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1286–1288

Photon-pair generation by four-wave mixing in optical fibers

Q. Lin, F. Yaman, and Govind P. Agrawal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1286-1288 (2006)

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We present a theory to quantify a fundamental limit on correlated photon pairs generated through four-wave mixing inside optical fibers in the presence of spontaneous Raman scattering (SpRS). Our theory is able to explain current experimental data. We show that if correlated photon pairs are generated with polarization orthogonal to the pump the effect of SpRS is significantly reduced over a broad spectral region extending from 5 to 15 THz .

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 4, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2006

Q. Lin, F. Yaman, and Govind P. Agrawal, "Photon-pair generation by four-wave mixing in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 31, 1286-1288 (2006)

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