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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1168–1170

Hyperentanglement source by intersubband two-photon emission from semiconductor quantum wells

Alex Hayat, Pavel Ginzburg, David Neiman, Serge Rosenblum, and Meir Orenstein  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 11, pp. 1168-1170 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001168


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Abstract

We propose an efficient hyperentanglement source emitting photon pairs entangled in both energy and polarization. The compact electrically driven room-temperature source, based on intersubband two-photon emission from semiconductor quantum wells (QWs) exhibits pair generation rates several orders of magnitude higher than alternative conventional schemes. A theoretical formalism is derived for the calculation of photon pair generation spectra and rates. The results are presented for superlattice structures similar to quantum cascade lasers of GaAs AlGaAs QWs emitting in the mid-IR and far-IR and for InN AlN QW structures suitable for telecommunication wavelengths.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2008
Published: May 22, 2008

Citation
Alex Hayat, Pavel Ginzburg, David Neiman, Serge Rosenblum, and Meir Orenstein, "Hyperentanglement source by intersubband two-photon emission from semiconductor quantum wells," Opt. Lett. 33, 1168-1170 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-11-1168


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