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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 3 — Feb. 29, 2012

Photon correlation in single-photon frequency upconversion

Xiaorong Gu, Kun Huang, Haifeng Pan, E Wu, and Heping Zeng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2399-2407 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.002399


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Abstract

We experimentally investigated the intensity cross-correlation between the upconverted photons and the unconverted photons in the single-photon frequency upconversion process with multi-longitudinal mode pump and signal sources. In theoretical analysis, with this multi-longitudinal mode of both signal and pump sources system, the properties of the signal photons could also be maintained as in the single-mode frequency upconversion system. Experimentally, based on the conversion efficiency of 80.5%, the joint probability of simultaneously detecting at upconverted and unconverted photons showed an anti-correlation as a function of conversion efficiency which indicated the upconverted photons were one-to-one from the signal photons. While due to the coherent state of the signal photons, the intensity cross-correlation function g(2)(0) was shown to be equal to unity at any conversion efficiency, agreeing with the theoretical prediction. This study will benefit the high-speed wavelength-tunable quantum state translation or photonic quantum interface together with the mature frequency tuning or longitudinal mode selection techniques.

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OCIS Codes
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(230.0040) Optical devices : Detectors

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2012
Published: January 19, 2012

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Xiaorong Gu, Kun Huang, Haifeng Pan, E Wu, and Heping Zeng, "Photon correlation in single-photon frequency upconversion," Opt. Express 20, 2399-2407 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-3-2399


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