Fiber-based source of photon pairs at telecom band with high temporal coherence and brightness for quantum information processing

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Author(s)

  • Xiaoying Li
  • Lei Yang
  • Liang Cui
  • Zhe Yu Ou
  • Daoyin Yu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-595
Journal / PublicationOptics Letters
Volume33
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a bright pulsed source of correlated photon pairs at the 1550 nm telecom band by pumping 300 m dispersion-shifted fiber with a 4 ps pulse train. We investigate the coherence property of the source by measuring the second-order intensity correlation function g(2) of individual signal (idler) photons. A preliminary Hong-Ou-Mandel-type two-photon interference experiment with two such sources confirms the high temporal and spatial coherence of the source. The source is suitable for multiphoton quantum interference of independent sources, which is required in quantum information processing. © 2008 Optical Society of America.

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