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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2804–2806

Influence of domain disorder on parametric noise in quasi-phase-matched quantum frequency converters

J. S. Pelc, C. Langrock, Q. Zhang, and M. M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2804-2806 (2010)

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Ideal quantum frequency conversion (QFC) devices enable wavelength translation of a quantum state of light while preserving its essential quantum characteristics, namely photon statistics and coherence. However, the generation of noise photons due to spontaneous scattering of the strong classical pump used in the three-wave mixing process can limit QFC fidelity. We experimentally and theoretically characterize the noise properties of a difference- frequency generation device for QFC and find that fabrication errors in the quasi-phase-matching grating enhance generation of noise photons by parametric fluorescence.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications
(230.7405) Optical devices : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2010
Published: August 13, 2010

J. S. Pelc, C. Langrock, Q. Zhang, and M. M. Fejer, "Influence of domain disorder on parametric noise in quasi-phase-matched quantum frequency converters," Opt. Lett. 35, 2804-2806 (2010)

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