Generation of degenerate, factorizable, pulsed squeezed light at telecom wavelengths

Gerrits, T. et al. (2011) Generation of degenerate, factorizable, pulsed squeezed light at telecom wavelengths. Optics Express, 19(24), p. 24434. (doi: 10.1364/OE.19.024434)

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We characterize a periodically poled KTP crystal that produces an entangled, two-mode, squeezed state with orthogonal polarizations, nearly identical, factorizable frequency modes, and few photons in unwanted frequency modes. We focus the pump beam to create a nearly circular joint spectral probability distribution between the two modes. After disentangling the two modes, we observe Hong-Ou-Mandel interference with a raw (background corrected) visibility of 86% (95%) when an 8.6 nm bandwidth spectral filter is applied. We measure second order photon correlations of the entangled and disentangled squeezed states with both superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors and photon-number-resolving transition-edge sensors. Both methods agree and verify that the detected modes contain the desired photon number distributions.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hadfield, Professor Robert
Authors: Gerrits, T., Stevens, M.J., Baek, B., Calkins, B., Lita, A., Glancy, S., Knill, E., Nam, S.W., Mirin, R.P., Hadfield, R., Bennink, R.S., Grice, W.P., Dorenbos, S., Zijlstra, T., Klapwijk, T., and Zwiller, V.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Optics Express
Publisher:Optical Society of America
Published Online:01 January 2011
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 Optical Society of America
First Published:First published in Optics Express 19(24):24434
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