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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 793–795

Ultrafast partial measurement of fourth-order coherence by HBT interferometry of upconversion-based autocorrelation

Alex Hayat, Amir Nevet, and Meir Orenstein  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 5, pp. 793-795 (2010)

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We introduce, analyze, and experimentally demonstrate a compact semiconductor-based scheme for a femtosecond-scale partial fourth-order coherence g ( 4 ) measurements. The scheme is based on a start-stop photon-counting Hanbury Brown and Twiss (HBT) interferometry of an upconversion-based Michelson-interferometer autocorrelation. The experimental realization employs second-harmonic generation in a semiconductor quantum-well structure, which may be further integrated with the HBT setup as a miniature photonic circuit, allowing compact characterization devices for photon-pair statistics in quantum photonics and quantum information processing.

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OCIS Codes
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: December 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2010
Published: February 26, 2010

Alex Hayat, Amir Nevet, and Meir Orenstein, "Ultrafast partial measurement of fourth-order coherence by HBT interferometry of upconversion-based autocorrelation," Opt. Lett. 35, 793-795 (2010)

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