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A microstructure fiber two photon source with conjugate laser pumps
Author(s): J. Fan; A. Migdall; L. J. Lang
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Paper Abstract

We present a systematic experimental study of generating correlated photon pairs using a reversed degenerate four-wave mixing process. By overlapping a pair of parallel- (or cross-) polarized laser pump pulses at conjugate frequencies in a microstructure fiber, parallel- or (cross-) polarized correlated photon pairs are generated at the middle frequency. The generation rate of correlated photons by four-wave mixing with parallel-polarized laser pumps in a 1.8 meter microstructure fiber is comparable or higher than that of a parametric down conversion process in a bulk-crystal at similar pump power levels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5893, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging III, 589309 (25 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.612732
Show Author Affiliations
J. Fan, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
A. Migdall, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
L. J. Lang, Univ. of Erlangen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5893:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging III
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih, Editor(s)

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