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Investigation of single-photon propagation velocity in optical fiber
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Paper Abstract

Understanding the nature of single-photon propagation and any differences to the classical multi-photon regime is essential to better use the escalating number of single-photon technologies. Novel techniques and results are reported that demonstrate a consistent ability to measure the classical group velocity in an optical fiber to an accuracy in the time-offlight around ±0.2 ns in 30,000 ns. Identical techniques are then applied to single photons to determine their velocity and assess if there is any evidence that Schrödinger frequencies (N+1/2)ω alter the ω-k dispersion diagram. The evidence suggests that photons in a circular fiber show no additional dispersion but travel at the classical group velocity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6115, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIV, 61150V (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646343
Show Author Affiliations
J. D. Ingham, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
J. E. Carroll, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
I. H. White, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6115:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIV
Marek Osiński; Fritz Henneberger; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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