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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2653–2655

Prediction of multichannel polarization-entangled photon pairs in a single periodically poled lithium niobate with a monochromatic pump

Shiming Gao and Changxi Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 18, pp. 2653-2655 (2007)

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A method is presented for the first time to our knowledge for generating multiple-channel polarization-entangled photon pairs simultaneously based on type II quasi-phase-matched spontaneous parametric downconversion pumped by monochromatic light in a single periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) crystal. The expression for the count of the polarization-entangled photon pairs is analytically obtained. It is predicted that one-, two-, and even three-channel polarization-entangled photon pairs can be simultaneously generated just by suitably choosing the PPLN grating period and the pump frequency.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: June 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 2007
Published: September 4, 2007

Shiming Gao and Changxi Yang, "Prediction of multichannel polarization-entangled photon pairs in a single periodically poled lithium niobate with a monochromatic pump," Opt. Lett. 32, 2653-2655 (2007)

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