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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4652–4655

Biphoton manipulation with a fiber-based pulse shaper

Joseph M. Lukens, Amir Dezfooliyan, Carsten Langrock, Martin M. Fejer, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4652-4655 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004652


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Abstract

We demonstrate spectral shaping of entangled photons in the telecom band with a programmable, fiber-based optical filter. The fine-resolution spectral control permits implementation of length-40 Hadamard codes, through which we are able to verify frequency anticorrelation with a 20-fold increase in total counts over that permitted by the equivalent pair of monochromators at the same input flux. By programming the complex spectral transmission function corresponding to a Mach–Zehnder interferometer, we also construct variations on Franson interferometers that are free from mechanical instabilities, demonstrating spectral phase independence in the slow-detector limit, in which all temporal features are unobservable. Our configuration furnishes a single, compact arrangement for manipulating telecom biphotons and characterizing their quality.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2013
Published: November 7, 2013

Citation
Joseph M. Lukens, Amir Dezfooliyan, Carsten Langrock, Martin M. Fejer, Daniel E. Leaird, and Andrew M. Weiner, "Biphoton manipulation with a fiber-based pulse shaper," Opt. Lett. 38, 4652-4655 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-22-4652


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