High brightness single mode source of correlated photon pairs using a photonic crystal fiber

J Fulconis, O Alibart, WJ Wadsworth, PSJ Russell, JG Rarity

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Abstract

We demonstrate a picosecond source of correlated photon pairs using a micro-structured fibre with zero dispersion around 715 nm wavelength. The fibre is pumped in the normal dispersion regime at ~708 nm and phase matching is satisfied for widely spaced parametric wavelengths. Here we generate up to 10^7 photon pairs per second in the fibre at wavelengths of 587 nm and 897 nm, while on collecting this light in single-mode-fibre-coupled Silicon avalanche diode photon counting detectors, we detect ~3.2x10^5 coincidences per second at pump power 0.5 mW.
Translated title of the contributionHigh brightness single mode source of correlated photon pairs using a photonic crystal fiber
Original languageEnglish
Article numberIssue 19
Pages (from-to)7572 - 7582
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Volume13 (19)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Optical Society of America

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