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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: 968–970

Beamlike high-brightness source of polarization-entangled photon pairs

Xiao-Ling Niu, Yun-Feng Huang, Guo-Yong Xiang, Guang-Can Guo, and Z. Y. Ou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 9, pp. 968-970 (2008)

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We report on an ultrabright beamlike source of polarization-entangled photon pairs that is suitable for the task of multiphoton quantum information processing. The photon pairs are generated from a beamlike type-II parametric downconversion process in two adjacently located but 180 ° rotated β-barium borate crystals. Approximately 30,000 s 1 entangled photon pairs are recorded experimentally with only 100 mW pump power. The fidelity of the generated entangled state as compared with a Bell state is measured to be 0.974 with the method of quantum state tomography. With this source, we also obtain a violation of Bell’s inequality by 61 standard deviations in just a few seconds.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: January 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2008
Published: April 28, 2008

Xiao-Ling Niu, Yun-Feng Huang, Guo-Yong Xiang, Guang-Can Guo, and Z. Y. Ou, "Beamlike high-brightness source of polarization-entangled photon pairs," Opt. Lett. 33, 968-970 (2008)

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