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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 499–501

Microstructured fiber source of photon pairs at widely separated wavelengths

Joshua A. Slater, Jean-Simon Corbeil, Stéphane Virally, Félix Bussières, Alexandre Kudlinski, Géraud Bouwmans, Suzanne Lacroix, Nicolas Godbout, and Wolfgang Tittel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 499-501 (2010)

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We demonstrate a source of photon pairs with widely separated wavelengths, 810 and 1548 nm, generated through spontaneous four-wave mixing in a microstructured fiber. The second-order autocorrelation function g ( 2 ) ( 0 ) was measured to confirm the nonclassical nature of a heralded single-photon source constructed from the fiber. The microstructured fiber presented herein has the interesting property of generating photon pairs with wavelengths suitable for a quantum repeater able to link free-space channels with fiber channels, as well as for a high-quality telecommunication wavelength heralded single photon source. It also has the advantage of potentially low-loss coupling into standard optical fiber. These reasons make this photon pair source particularly interesting for long-distance quantum communication.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: September 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 26, 2009
Published: February 8, 2010

Joshua A. Slater, Jean-Simon Corbeil, Stéphane Virally, Félix Bussières, Alexandre Kudlinski, Géraud Bouwmans, Suzanne Lacroix, Nicolas Godbout, and Wolfgang Tittel, "Microstructured fiber source of photon pairs at widely separated wavelengths," Opt. Lett. 35, 499-501 (2010)

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