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Pulsed source of spectrally uncorrelated and indistinguishable photons at telecom wavelengths

Published inOptics express, vol. 22, no. 14, p. 17246-17253
Publication date2014
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We report on the generation of indistinguishable photon pairs at telecom wavelengths based on a type-II parametric down conversion process in a periodically poled potassium titanyl phosphate (PPKTP) crystal. The phase matching, pump laser characteristics and coupling geometry are optimised to obtain spectrally uncorrelated photons with high coupling efficiencies. Four photons are generated by a counter-propagating pump in the same crystal and anlysed via two photon interference experiments between photons from each pair source as well as joint spectral and g((2)) measurements. We obtain a spectral purity of 0.91 and coupling efficiencies around 90% for all four photons without any filtering. These pure indistinguishable photon sources at telecom wavelengths are perfectly adapted for quantum network demonstrations and other multi-photon protocols.

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BRUNO, Natalia et al. Pulsed source of spectrally uncorrelated and indistinguishable photons at telecom wavelengths. In: Optics express, 2014, vol. 22, n° 14, p. 17246–17253. doi: 10.1364/OE.22.017246
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