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Quantum theory for two-photon-state generation by means of four-wave mixing in optical fiber
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Paper Abstract

We present a quantum theory for generating two-photon states by means of four-wave mixing in optical fiber. We start with an interaction Hamiltonian that can correctly describe all nonlinear interactions among the four waves present in the fiber, namely, the frequency non-degenerate pumps, signal, and idler, including the terms responsible for self-phase modulation (SPM), cross-phase modulation (XPM), and four-photon scattering (FPS). The exact form of this Hamiltonian is obtained through comparison between the classical and quantum equations of motion. The two-photon state is then calculated by means of first-order perturbation theory. It turns out that only the FPM and the pump SPM terms contribute to the formation of the two-photon state. The entangled nature of this state is verified in a coincidence counting experiment. The results of the theoretical calculation agree well with experimental data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5551, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging II, (19 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.560665
Show Author Affiliations
Jun Chen, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Xiaoying Li, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Prem Kumar, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5551:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging II
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih, Editor(s)

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