Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate the generation of cross-polarized photon pairs via four-wave mixing with cross-polarized frequency-conjugate laser pump pulses. This method can be used for various quantum information applications such as the preparation of Bell-states.

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Electron. Lett.

S. Tanzilli, F. D. Riedmatten, W. Tittle, H. Zbinden, P. Baldi, M. D., Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, N. Gisin, �??Highly efficient photon-pair source using periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide,�?? Electron. Lett. 37, 26 (2001).
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IEEE Photonics Tech. Lett.

M. Fiorentino, P. L. Voss, J. E. Sharping, and P. Kumar, �??All-fiber photon-pair source for quantum communication,�?? IEEE Photonics Tech. Lett. 14, 983 (2002).
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J. Opt. B: Quantum and Semiclass.

L. J. Wang, C. K. Hong, and S. R. Friberg, �??Generation of correlated photons via four-wave mixing in optial fibers,�?? J. Opt. B: Quantum and Semiclass. Opt. 3, 346 (2001).

J. Opt. B: Quantum and Semiclass. Opt.

P. L. Voss and P. Kumar, �??Raman-effect induced noise limits on ÷(3) parametric amplifiers and wavelength converters,�?? J. Opt. B: Quantum and Semiclass. Opt. 6, 762 (2004).

Nature

C. Kurtsiefer, P. Aarda, M. Halder, H. Weinfurter, P. M. Gorman, P. R. Tapster, �??Quantum cryptography: A step towards global key distribution,�?? Nature 419, 450 (2002).

E. Brannen, F. R. Hunt, R. H. Adlington, R. W. Hicholls, �??Application of nuclear coincidence methods to atomic transitions in the wavelength range 2000-6000A,�?? Nature 175, 810 (1955).
[CrossRef]

A. Kuzmich, W. P. Bowen, A. D. Boozer, A. Boca, C. W. Chou, L.-M. Duan, and H.J. Kimble, �??Generation of nonclassical photon pairs for scalable quantum communication with atomic ensembles,�?? Nature 423, 731 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

NEC R&D Journal

A. Dogariu, J. Fan, and L.J. Wang, �??Correlated photon generation for quantum cryptography,�?? NEC R&D Journal 44, 294 (2003).

Opt. Commun.

S. Friberg and L. Mandel, �??Production of squeezed states by combination of parametric down-conversion and harmonic generation,�?? Opt. Commun. 48, 439 (1984).
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Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys.

X. Li, P. Voss, J. E. Sharping, P. Kumar, �??Optical-fiber source of polarization-entangled photon pairs in the 1550 nm telecom band,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 053601 (2005).

Phys. Rev.

P. G. Kwiat, E. Waks, A. G. White, I. Appelbaum, and P. H. Eberhard, �??Ultrabright source of polarization-entangled photons,�?? Phys. Rev. A60, R773 (1999).

Phys. Rev. A

C. Kurtsiefer, M. Oberparleiter, and H. Weinfurter, �??High-efficiency entangled photon pair collection in type-II parametric fluorescence,�?? Phys. Rev. A 64, 023802 (2001).
[CrossRef]

H. Takesue and K. Inoue, �??Generation of polarization-entangled photon pairs and violation of Bell�??s inequality using spontaneous four-wave mixing in a fiber loop,�?? Phys. Rev. A 70, 031802(R) (2004).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. lett.

T. E. Kiess, Y. H. Shih, A. V. Sergienko, and C. O. Alley, �??Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen-Bohm experiment using pairs of light quanta produced by type-II parametric down-conversion,�?? Phys. Rev. lett. 71, 3893 (1993).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Burnham, D. L. Weinberg, �??Observation of simultaneity in parametric production of optical photon pairs,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 25, 84 (1970).
[CrossRef]

S. Friberg, C. K. Hong, and L. Mandel, �??Measurement of time delays in the parametric production of photon pairs,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 2011 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Phys.Rev. Lett.

I. Marcikic, H. de Riedmatten,W. Tittel, H. Zbinden, M. Legre, and N. Gisin, �??Distribution of time-bin entangled qubits over 50 km of optical fiber,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 180502 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Science

M. Aspelmeyer, H. R. Böhm, T. Gyatso, T. Jennewein, R. Kaltenbaek, M. Lindenthal, G. Molina Terriza, A. Poppe, K. Resch, M. Taraba, R. Ursin, P. Walther, and A. Zeilinger, �??Long-distance free-Space distribution of quantum entanglement,�?? Science 301, 621 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 2nd ed. (Academic Press, 1995).

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