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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4808–4811

Quantum correlation of fiber-based telecom-band photon pairs through standard loss and random media

Yong Meng Sua, John Malowicki, and Kim Fook Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4808-4811 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004808


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Abstract

We study quantum correlation and interference of fiber-based telecom-band photon pairs with one photon of the pair experiencing multiple scattering in a random medium. We measure joint probability of two-photon detection for signal photon in a normal channel and idler photon in a channel, which is subjected to two independent conditions: standard loss (neutral density filter) and random media. We observe that both conditions degrade the correlation of signal and idler photons, and depolarization of the idler photon in random medium can enhance two-photon interference at certain relative polarization angles. Our theoretical calculation on two-photon polarization correlation and interference as a function of mean free path is in agreement with our experiment data. We conclude that quantum correlation of a polarization-entangled photon pair is better preserved than a polarization-correlated photon pair as one photon of the pair scatters through a random medium.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 24, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2014
Published: August 11, 2014

Citation
Yong Meng Sua, John Malowicki, and Kim Fook Lee, "Quantum correlation of fiber-based telecom-band photon pairs through standard loss and random media," Opt. Lett. 39, 4808-4811 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-16-4808


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