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Efficient generation of correlated photon pairs in a microstructure fiber

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Author(s)

Jingyun Fan, Alan L. Migdall, L Wang

Abstract

We report efficient generation of correlated photon pairs through degenerate four-wave mixing in a microstructure fiber. With 735.7 nm pump pulses producing correlated signal (688.5 nm) and idler (789.8 nm) photons in a 1.8 m microstructure fiber, we detect photon pairs at a rate of 37.6 kHz with a coincidence/accidental contrast of 10:1 with Δlambda=0.7nm. This is the highest rate to our knowledge reported to date in a fiber-based photon source. The light source is highly nonclassical as defined by the Zou-Wang-Mandel inequality, which is violated by 1100 times the uncertainty.
Citation
Optics Letters
Volume
30

Keywords

coincidence, four-wave mixing, microstructure fiber, nonclassicality, parametric amplification

Citation

Fan, J. , Migdall, A. and Wang, L. (2005), Efficient generation of correlated photon pairs in a microstructure fiber, Optics Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=840977 (Accessed June 13, 2024)

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Created December 15, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017