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Quantum state tomography of a fiber-based source of polarization-entangled photon pairs

Published

Author(s)

Jingyun Fan, M D. Eisaman, Alan L. Migdall

Abstract

We report an experimental demonstration of a bright highfidelity single-mode-optical-fiber source of polarization-entangled photon pairs. The source takes advantage of single-mode fiber optics, highly nonlinear microstructure fiber, judicious phase-matching, and the inherent stability provided by a Sagnac interferometer. With a modest average pump power (300 μW), we create all four Bell states with a detected two-photon coincidence rate of 7 kHz per bandwidth of 0.9 nm, in a spectral range of more than 20 nm. To characterize the purity of the states produced by this source, we use quantum-state tomography to reconstruct the corresponding density matrices, with fidelities of 95 % or more for each Bell state.
Citation
Optics Express
Volume
15

Keywords

accidental, bell state, coincidene, four-wave mixing, Raman scattering, Sagnac interferometer, tomography

Citation

Fan, J. , Eisaman, M. and Migdall, A. (2007), Quantum state tomography of a fiber-based source of polarization-entangled photon pairs, Optics Express, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=841096 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created December 20, 2007, Updated February 19, 2017