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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 878–880

Dispersion-based control of modal characteristics for parametric down-conversion in a multimode waveguide

Michał Karpiński, Czesław Radzewicz, and Konrad Banaszek  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp. 878-880 (2012)

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We report generation of near-infrared photon pairs in fundamental spatial modes via type-II spontaneous parametric down-conversion in a periodically poled potassium titanyl phosphate (KTiOPO4) nonlinear waveguide supporting multiple transverse modes. This demonstrates experimentally a versatile scheme for controlling the spatial characteristics of the produced nonclassical light based on exploitation of intermodal dispersion. The down-converted photons are characterized by the measurement of the beam quality factors in the heralded regime.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: December 12, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2012
Published: February 24, 2012

Michał Karpiński, Czesław Radzewicz, and Konrad Banaszek, "Dispersion-based control of modal characteristics for parametric down-conversion in a multimode waveguide," Opt. Lett. 37, 878-880 (2012)

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