Frustrated two-photon creation via interference

T.J. Herzog, JG Rarity, H Weinfurter, A Zeilinger

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We demonstrate the suppression and enhancement of the spontaneous emission of entangled photon pairs in parametric down-conversion using suitably placed external mirrors. The mirrors permit interference between two possible ways of creating the photon pair. In principle these mirrors can be placed at an arbitrarily large distance from the crystal. The effect is of first order in the intensity of the down-conversion radiation
Translated title of the contributionFrustrated two-photon creation via interference
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629 - 632
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume72 (5)
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1994

Bibliographical note

Publisher: American Physical Society

Structured keywords

  • Photonics and Quantum


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