OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2009
  • pp: 55–57

Tunable narrowband entangled photon pair source for resonant single-photon single-atom interaction

Albrecht Haase, Nicolas Piro, Jürgen Eschner, and Morgan W. Mitchell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 55-57 (2009)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (315 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We present a tunable, frequency-stabilized, narrow-bandwidth source of frequency-degenerate, entangled photon pairs. The source is based on spontaneous parametric downconversion in periodically poled K Ti O P O 4 . Its wavelength can be stabilized to 850 or 854 nm , thus allowing to address two transitions in Ca + 40 ions. Its output bandwidth of 22 MHz coincides with the absorption bandwidth of the calcium ions. Its spectral power density is 1.0 generated pairs/(s MHz mW).

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: August 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2008
Published: December 24, 2008

Albrecht Haase, Nicolas Piro, Jürgen Eschner, and Morgan W. Mitchell, "Tunable narrowband entangled photon pair source for resonant single-photon single-atom interaction," Opt. Lett. 34, 55-57 (2009)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. Z. Y. Ou and L. Mandel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 50 (1988). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. D. Bouwmeester, J. W. Pan, K. Mattle, M. Eibl, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, Nature 390, 575 (1997). [CrossRef]
  3. E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. Milburn, Nature 409, 46 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. J. I. Cirac, P. Zoller, H. J. Kimble, and H. Mabuchi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 3221 (1997). [CrossRef]
  5. P. G. Kwiat, K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, A. Zeilinger, A. V. Sergienko, and Y. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4337 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. F. König, E. J. Mason, F. N. C. Wong, and M. A. Albota, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033805 (2005). [CrossRef]
  7. A. Fedrizzi, T. Herbst, A. Poppe, T. Jennewein, and A. Zeilinger, Opt. Express 15, 15377 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. C. E. Kuklewicz, F. N. C. Wong, and J. H. Shapiro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 223601 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. A. D. Boozer, A. Boca, R. Miller, T. E. Northup, and H. J. Kimble, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 193601 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. B. Kraus and J. I. Cirac, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 013602 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. S. Gerber, D. Rotter, M. Hennrich, R. Blatt, F. Rohde, C. Schuck, M. Almendros, R. Gehr, F. Dubin, and J. Eschner, arXiv: 0810.1847, New J. Phys. (to be published).
  12. R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic, 2003).
  13. F. Rohde, ICFO, Mediterranean Technology Park, 08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain (personal communication, 2008).
  14. The crystal was fabricated by C. Canalias from the Laser Physics Department of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.
  15. K. Kato and E. Takaoka, Appl. Opt. 41, 5040 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. M. W. Mitchell, arXiv:0807.3533 (2008).
  17. R. W. Boyd and D. A. Kleinmann, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597 (1968). [CrossRef]
  18. We could not measure this rate directly, owing to saturation of the detector in the unfiltered arm.
  19. D. F. V. James, P. G. Kwiat, W. J. Munro, and A. G. White, Phys. Rev. A 64, 052312 (2001). [CrossRef]
  20. H.-J. Briegel, W. Dür, J. I. Cirac, and P. Zoller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 5932 (1998). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited