Abstract

Spontaneous parametric downconversion (SPDC) sources are an essential element of quantum communication and quantum information processing systems. Their quality can be hampered by spectral, temporal, or spatial distinguishability of the two photons of a generated pair. Even when such defects have been corrected, the ultimate quality of the SPDC source is limited by the intrinsic multiple pair generation. In this paper, the effect of trans mission, filtering and detection losses and asymmetrical spectral bandwidths in the photon pair paths on the visibility of the two-photon interference delivered by the SPDC source and its useful pair rate are investigated. In this investigation, two subcases are distinguished: deterministic and statistical splittings of the generated pairs, whatever the coherence of the multiple pairs. We show that the visibility is strongly degraded by a spectral bandwidth asymmetry, while the losses mainly affect the measured coincidence probability. The deterministic splitting configuration is shown to be generally more advantageous, although statistical splitting may present some ad vantages in applications with a narrow bandwidth requirement, such as those involving quantum memories. Moreover, while pump-induced optical noise only produces small visibility reductions, dark counts of the single-photon detectors are shown to limit the maximum possible visibility, particularly in the case of high-loss photon pair sources. Because our model quantifies the intrinsic limitations due to double pair emission in a simple way, the results presented can be used to optimize the design of SPDC sources and choose the optimum trade- offs between several key parameters such as visibility, generation probabilities, and spectral bandwidth, in particular for small bandwidth SPDC sources in the perspective of quantum networking and computing applications.

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2005 (8)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

J. Fulconis, O. Alibart, W. Wadsworth, P. Russell, and J. Rarity, “High brightness single mode source of correlated photon pairs using a photonic crystal fiber,” Opt. Express 13, 7572–7582(2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

2004 (6)

H. de Riedmatten, V. Scarani, I. Marcikic, A. Acin, W. Tittel, H. Zbinden, and N. Gisin, “Two independent photon pairs versus four-photon entangled states in parametric down conversion,” J. Mod. Opt. 51, 1637–1649 (2004).

H. Wang, T. Horikiri, and T. Kobayashi, “Polarization-entangled mode-locked photons from cavity-enhanced spontaneous parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 70, 043804–043808(2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” New J. Phys. 6, 163–174(2004).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (2)

N. Gisin, G. Ribordy, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, “Quantum cryptography,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 145–195 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. Marcikic, H. de Riedmatten, W. Tittel, V. Scarani, H. Zbinden, and N. Gisin, “Time-bin entangled qubits for quantum communication created by femtosecond pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 062308–062314 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

W. Tittel and G. Weihs, “Photonic entanglement for fundamental tests and quantum communication,” Quantum Inf. Comput. 1, 3–56 (2001).

2000 (1)

V. Coffman, J. Kundu, and W. K. Wootters, “Distributed entanglement,” Phys. Rev. A 61, 052306–052311 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

P. G. Kwiat, K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, A. Zeilinger, A. V. Sergienko, and Y. Shih, “New high-intensity source of polarization-entangled photon pairs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4337–4341(1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994 (1)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Acin, A.

H. de Riedmatten, V. Scarani, I. Marcikic, A. Acin, W. Tittel, H. Zbinden, and N. Gisin, “Two independent photon pairs versus four-photon entangled states in parametric down conversion,” J. Mod. Opt. 51, 1637–1649 (2004).

Afzelius, M.

C. Simon, H. de Riedmatten, M. Afzelius, N. Sangouard, H. Zbinden, and N. Gisin, “Quantum Repeaters with photon-pair sources and multimode memories,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 190503–190507 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Alibart, O.

S. Tanzilli, M. Halder, W. Tittel, O. Alibart, P. Baldi, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “A photonic quantum information interface,” Nature 437, 116–120 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” New J. Phys. 6, 163–174(2004).
[CrossRef]

Alléaume, R.

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[CrossRef]

Alley, C. O.

Y. H. Shih, A. V. Sergienko, M. H. Rubin, T. E. Kiess, and C. O. Alley, “Two-photon entanglement in type-II parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 50, 23–28 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Alpeter, J. B.

J. B. Alpeter, E. R. Jeffrey, P. C. Kwiat, S. Tanzilli, and N. Gisin, “Experimental methods for detecting entanglement,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 033601–033604 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Altepeter, J.

Baldi, P.

S. Tanzilli, M. Halder, W. Tittel, O. Alibart, P. Baldi, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “A photonic quantum information interface,” Nature 437, 116–120 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” New J. Phys. 6, 163–174(2004).
[CrossRef]

Bao, X.-H.

X.-H. Bao, Y. Qian, J. Yang, H. Zhang, Z.-B. Chen, T. Yang, and J.-W. Pan, “Generation of Narrow-Band Polarization-Entangled Photon Pairs for Atomic Quantum Memories,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 190501–190504 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Barreiro, C.

M. Peev, C. Pacher, R. Alléaume, C. Barreiro, J. Bouda, W. Boxleitner, T. Debuisschert, E. Diamanti, M. Dianati, J. F. Dynes, S. Fasel, S. Fossier, M. Fürst, J.-D. Gautier, O. Gay, N. Gisin, P. Grangier, A. Happe, Y. Hasani, M. Hentschel, H. Hübel, G. Humer, T. Länger, M. Legré, R. Lieger, J. Lodewyck, T. Lorünser, N. Lütkenhaus, A. Marhold, T. Matyus, O. Maurhart, L. Monat, S. Nauerth, J.-B. Page, A. Poppe, E. Querasser, G. Ribordy, S. Robyr, L. Salvail, A. W. Sharpe, A. J. Shields, D. Stucki, M. Suda, C. Tamas, T. Themel, R. T. Thew, Y. Thoma, A. Treiber, P. Trinkler, R. Tualle-Brouri, F. Vannel, N. Walenta, H. Weier, H. Weinfurter, I. Wimberger, Z. L. Yuan, H. Zbinden, and A. Zeilinger, “The Secoqc quantum key distribution network in Vienna,” New J. Phys. 11, 075001–075038 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bechmann-Pasquinucci, H.

V. Scarani, H. Bechmann-Pasquinucci, N. J. Cerf, M. Dusek, N. Lütkenhaus, and M. Peev, “The security of practical quantum key distribution,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 1301–1350 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Benson, O.

M. Scholz, L. Koch, R. Ullmann, and O. Benson, “Single-mode operation of a high-brightness narrow-band single-photon source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 201105–201108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Beveratos, A.

S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” New J. Phys. 6, 163–174(2004).
[CrossRef]

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S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” New J. Phys. 6, 163–174(2004).
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M. Peev, C. Pacher, R. Alléaume, C. Barreiro, J. Bouda, W. Boxleitner, T. Debuisschert, E. Diamanti, M. Dianati, J. F. Dynes, S. Fasel, S. Fossier, M. Fürst, J.-D. Gautier, O. Gay, N. Gisin, P. Grangier, A. Happe, Y. Hasani, M. Hentschel, H. Hübel, G. Humer, T. Länger, M. Legré, R. Lieger, J. Lodewyck, T. Lorünser, N. Lütkenhaus, A. Marhold, T. Matyus, O. Maurhart, L. Monat, S. Nauerth, J.-B. Page, A. Poppe, E. Querasser, G. Ribordy, S. Robyr, L. Salvail, A. W. Sharpe, A. J. Shields, D. Stucki, M. Suda, C. Tamas, T. Themel, R. T. Thew, Y. Thoma, A. Treiber, P. Trinkler, R. Tualle-Brouri, F. Vannel, N. Walenta, H. Weier, H. Weinfurter, I. Wimberger, Z. L. Yuan, H. Zbinden, and A. Zeilinger, “The Secoqc quantum key distribution network in Vienna,” New J. Phys. 11, 075001–075038 (2009).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the setup. SPDC, spontaneous parametric downconversion; S, splitting device; F A , F B , filters; D A 1 , 2 , D B 1 , 2 , single-photon detectors.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Transmission spectrum of the ideal filter used in this model, where ν I is the center frequency, Δ ν I the spectral bandwidth, X I the transmission ( I = A , B ). Note that X I includes losses due to the splitting device, propagation, fiber coupling, and detector efficiency.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Visibility V plotted as a function of the probability p 0 Δ ν A for various relative spectral widths of paths A and B, using (a) deterministic or (b) statistical splitting.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Visibility V plotted as a function of the probability p 0 Δ ν A for symmetric paths ( Δ ν A = Δ ν B ) and for various values of the transmissions X A = X B , using (a) deterministic or (b) statistical splitting. In the latter case, note that the maximum transmision value is X A = X B = 0.5 .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Probability of a useful photon pair P TC plotted as a function of the desired visibility V for various values of the spectral bandwidth ratio Δ ν B / Δ ν A using (a) deterministic or (b) statistical splitting.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Probability of a useful photon pair P TC plotted as a function of the desired visibility V for various values of the transmissions X A = X B in the cases of (a) deterministic or (b) statistical splitting. In the latter case, note that the maximum transmision value is X A = X B = 0.5 .

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Probability of a useful photon pair plotted as a function of the desired visibility V ON using deterministic splitting and for various values of the relative optical noise probability spectral density p ON / p 0 in the cases of (a) moderate losses ( X A = X B = 0.1 ) and (b) high losses ( X A = X B = 0.02 ).

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Probability of a useful pair P TC plotted as a function of visibility V DN using deterministic splitting with symmetric paths ( X A = X B , Δ ν A = Δ ν B ) and for various detector noise coefficients for the two cases of (a) moderate losses ( X A = X B = 0.1 ) and (b) high losses ( X A = X B = 0.02 ).

Equations (25)

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v i j = V = 1 1 + P AC / P TC .
p 2 = 1 2 p 0 2 [ J 2 2 + J 4 ] ,
p 2 = 1 2 p 0 2 [ 1 + χ ] .
P 2 = 1 2 p 0 2 [ J 2 A J 2 B + J 4 A B ] ,
P 2 = 1 2 p 0 2 [ Δ ν A Δ ν B + χ Δ ν A 2 ] .
P N ( D ) ( n A , n B ) = [ C N N n A ( 1 X A ) N n A X A n A ] [ C N N n B ( 1 X B ) N n B X B n B ]
P A ( D ) = p 0 Δ ν A [ P 1 ( D ) ( 1 , 1 ) + P 1 ( D ) ( 1 , 0 ) ] = p 0 Δ ν A X A ,
P B ( D ) = p 0 Δ ν B [ P 1 ( D ) ( 1 , 1 ) + P 1 ( D ) ( 0 , 1 ) ] = p 0 Δ ν B X B .
P TC ( D ) = p 0 Δ ν A P 1 ( D ) ( 1 , 1 ) = p 0 Δ ν A X A X B .
P AC ( D ) = 1 4 p 0 2 Δ ν A Δ ν B [ P 2 ( D ) ( 2 , 2 ) + P 2 ( D ) ( 2 , 1 ) + P 2 ( D ) ( 1 , 2 ) + P 2 ( D ) ( 1 , 1 ) ] = 1 4 p 0 2 Δ ν A Δ ν B X A X B ( 2 X A ) ( 2 X B )
V ( D ) = 1 1 + p 0 Δ ν B ( 2 X A ) ( 2 X B ) / 4 .
P N ( S ) ( n A , n B ) = C 2 N 2 N n A n B ( 1 X A X B ) 2 N n A n B C n A + n B n A X A n A X B n B
P A ( S ) = p 0 Δ ν A [ P 1 ( S ) ( 2 , 0 ) + P 1 ( S ) ( 1 , 1 ) + P 1 ( S ) ( 1 , 0 ) ] = p 0 Δ ν A X A ( 2 X A )
P B ( S ) = p 0 Δ ν B [ P 1 ( S ) ( 0 , 2 ) + P 1 ( S ) ( 1 , 1 ) + P 1 ( S ) ( 0 , 1 ) ] = p 0 Δ ν B X B ( 2 X B )
P TC ( S ) = p 0 Δ ν A P 1 ( S ) ( 1 , 1 ) = 2 p 0 Δ ν A X A X B .
P AC ( S ) = 2 + χ Δ ν A Δ ν B 6 p 0 2 Δ ν A Δ ν B × [ P 2 ( S ) ( 3 , 1 ) + P 2 ( S ) ( 1 , 3 ) + P 2 ( S ) ( 2 , 2 ) + P 2 ( S ) ( 2 , 1 ) + P 2 ( S ) ( 1 , 2 ) + P 2 ( S ) ( 1 , 1 ) ] = 2 p 0 2 Δ ν A Δ ν B X A X B K ,
where K = r 3 [ 6 6 ( X A + X B ) + 2 ( X A 2 + X B 2 ) + 3 X A X B ] ,
and r = 1 + χ 2 Δ ν A Δ ν B .
V ( S ) = 1 1 + p 0 Δ ν B K .
Δ V = V ( D ) ( Δ ν B Δ ν A ) V ( S ) ( Δ ν B Δ ν A ) V ( D ) ( Δ ν B Δ ν A ) + V ( S ) ( Δ ν B Δ ν A )
V ON = 1 1 + P AC + P ONC P TC ,
P ONC ( D ) = 2 p 0 p ON Δ ν A Δ ν B X A X B
P ONC ( S ) = p 0 p ON Δ ν A Δ ν B X A X B
P DNC = P DN A P B + P DN B P A + P DN A P DN B
V DN = 1 1 + P AC + P DNC P TC .

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