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Simulating spontaneous parametric down-conversion using classical light
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Paper Abstract

We present a simple way of simulating Spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC) by modulating a classical laser beam with two spatial light modulators (SLM) through a back projection setup. This system has the advantage of having very high photon count rates, it can simulate a large range of pump beam profiles simply by modifying the hologram on the SLM, and it can be easily converted to a SPDC setup by simply changing only two of its components without the need to perform realignment. This setup can be used to give an indication whether a SPDC experiment will be feasible in a very short amount of time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9194, Laser Beam Shaping XV, 919408 (25 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2063285
Show Author Affiliations
Yingwen Zhang, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)
Melanie Mclaren, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)
Univ. of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)
Filippus S. Roux, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)
Andrew Forbes, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)
Univ. of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9194:
Laser Beam Shaping XV
Andrew Forbes; Todd E. Lizotte, Editor(s)

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