Abstract

We present a simple but highly efficient source of polarization-entangled photons based on spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC) in bulk periodically poled potassium titanyl phosphate crystals (PPKTP) pumped by a 405 nm laser diode. Utilizing one of the highest available nonlinear coefficients in a non-degenerate, collinear type-0 phase-matching configuration, we generate polarization entanglement via the crossed-crystal scheme and detect 0.64 million photon pair events/s/mW, while maintaining an overlap fidelity with the ideal Bell state of 0.98 at a pump power of 0.025 mW.

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2011 (1)

2010 (3)

M. Medic, J. B. Altepeter, M. A. Hall, M. Patel, and P. Kumar, “Fiber-based telecommunication-band source of degenerate entangled photons,” Opt. Lett. 35, 802–804 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X.-M. Jin, J.-G. Ren, B. Yang, Z.-H. Yi, F. Zhou, X.-F. Xu, S.-K. Wang, D. Yang, Y.-F. Hu, S. Jiang, T. Yang, H. Yin, K. Chen, C.-Z. Peng, and J.-W. Pan, “Experimental free-space quantum teleportation,” Nat. Photonics 4, 376–381 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Martin, A. Issautier, H. Herrmann, W. Sohler, D. B. Ostrowsky, O. Alibart, and S. Tanzilli, “A polarization entangled photon-pair source based on a type-II PPLN waveguide emitting at a telecom wavelength,” New J. Phys. 12, 103005 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (1)

2008 (1)

P. Trojek and H. Weinfurter, “Collinear source of polarization-entangled photon pairs at nondegenerate wavelengths,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 211103 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (4)

J. Fulconis, O. Alibart, J. L. O’Brien, W. J. Wadsworth, and J. G. Rarity, “Nonclassical interference and entanglement generation using a photonic crystal fiber pair photon source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 120501 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Ursin, F. Tiefenbacher, T. Schmitt-Manderbach, H. Weier, T. Scheidl, M. Lindenthal, B. Blauensteiner, T. Jennewein, J. Perdigues, P. Trojek, B. Omer, M. Furst, M. Meyenburg, J. Rarity, Z. Sodnik, C. Barbieri, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement-based quantum communication over 144 km,” Nat. Phys. 3, 481–486 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Fiorentino, S. M. Spillane, R. G. Beausoleil, T. D. Roberts, P. Battle, and M. W. Munro, “Spontaneous parametric down-conversion in periodically poled KTP waveguides and bulk crystals,” Opt. Express 15, 7479–7488 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Fedrizzi, T. Herbst, A. Poppe, T. Jennewein, and A. Zeilinger, “A wavelength-tunable fiber-coupled source of narrowband entangled photons,” Opt. Express 15, 15377–15386 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (3)

A. Gallivanoni, I. Rech, D. Resnati, M. Ghioni, and S. Cova, “Monolithic active quenching and picosecond timing circuit suitable for large-area single-photon avalanche diodes,” Opt. Express 14, 5021–5030 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Ljunggren, M. Tengner, P. Marsden, and M. Pelton, “Theory and experiment of entanglement in a quasi-phase-matched two-crystal source,” Phys. Rev. A 73, 032326 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. Kim, M. Fiorentino, and F. N. C. Wong, “Phase-stable source of polarization-entangled photons using a polarization sagnac interferometer,” Phys. Rev. A 73, 012316 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

D. Ljunggren and M. Tengner, “Optimal focusing for maximal collection of entangled narrow-band photon pairs into single-mode fibers,” Phys. Rev. A 72, 062301 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

C. E. Kuklewicz, M. Fiorentino, G. Messin, F. N. C. Wong, and J. H. Shapiro, “High-flux source of polarization-entangled photons from a periodically poled KTiOPO4 parametric down-converter,” Phys. Rev. A 69, 013807 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

Y. Nambu, K. Usami, Y. Tsuda, K. Matsumoto, and K. Nakamura, “Generation of polarization-entangled photon pairs in a cascade of two type-I crystals pumped by femtosecond pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 033816 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. G. Rarity, P. R. Tapster, P. M. Gorman, and P. Knight, “Ground to satellite secure key exchange using quantum cryptography,” New J. Phys. 4, 82.1–82.21 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Jennewein, C. Simon, G. Weihs, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Quantum cryptography with entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4729–4732 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (2)

M. N. Satyanarayan, A. Deepthy, and H. L. Bhat, “Potassium titanyl phosphate and its isomorphs: Growth, properties, and applications,” Crit. Rev. Solid State Mater. Sci. 24, 103–191 (1999).
[CrossRef]

P. G. Kwiat, E. Waks, A. G. White, I. Appelbaum, and P. H. Eberhard, “Ultrabright source of polarization-entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. A 60, R773–R776 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

D. Bouwmeester, J.-W. Pan, K. Mattle, M. Eibl, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Experimental quantum teleportation,” Nature 390, 575–579 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, P. G. Kwiat, and A. Zeilinger, “Dense coding in experimental quantum communication,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4656–4659 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

1969 (1)

J. F. Clauser, M. A. Horne, A. Shimony, and R. A. Holt, “Proposed experiment to test local hidden-variable theories,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 23, 880–884 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Alibart, O.

A. Martin, A. Issautier, H. Herrmann, W. Sohler, D. B. Ostrowsky, O. Alibart, and S. Tanzilli, “A polarization entangled photon-pair source based on a type-II PPLN waveguide emitting at a telecom wavelength,” New J. Phys. 12, 103005 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Fulconis, O. Alibart, J. L. O’Brien, W. J. Wadsworth, and J. G. Rarity, “Nonclassical interference and entanglement generation using a photonic crystal fiber pair photon source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 120501 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Altepeter, J. B.

Appelbaum, I.

P. G. Kwiat, E. Waks, A. G. White, I. Appelbaum, and P. H. Eberhard, “Ultrabright source of polarization-entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. A 60, R773–R776 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Barbieri, C.

R. Ursin, F. Tiefenbacher, T. Schmitt-Manderbach, H. Weier, T. Scheidl, M. Lindenthal, B. Blauensteiner, T. Jennewein, J. Perdigues, P. Trojek, B. Omer, M. Furst, M. Meyenburg, J. Rarity, Z. Sodnik, C. Barbieri, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement-based quantum communication over 144 km,” Nat. Phys. 3, 481–486 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Battle, P.

Beausoleil, R. G.

Becher, C.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bhat, H. L.

M. N. Satyanarayan, A. Deepthy, and H. L. Bhat, “Potassium titanyl phosphate and its isomorphs: Growth, properties, and applications,” Crit. Rev. Solid State Mater. Sci. 24, 103–191 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Blauensteiner, B.

R. Ursin, F. Tiefenbacher, T. Schmitt-Manderbach, H. Weier, T. Scheidl, M. Lindenthal, B. Blauensteiner, T. Jennewein, J. Perdigues, P. Trojek, B. Omer, M. Furst, M. Meyenburg, J. Rarity, Z. Sodnik, C. Barbieri, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement-based quantum communication over 144 km,” Nat. Phys. 3, 481–486 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bouwmeester, D.

D. Bouwmeester, J.-W. Pan, K. Mattle, M. Eibl, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Experimental quantum teleportation,” Nature 390, 575–579 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chen, K.

X.-M. Jin, J.-G. Ren, B. Yang, Z.-H. Yi, F. Zhou, X.-F. Xu, S.-K. Wang, D. Yang, Y.-F. Hu, S. Jiang, T. Yang, H. Yin, K. Chen, C.-Z. Peng, and J.-W. Pan, “Experimental free-space quantum teleportation,” Nat. Photonics 4, 376–381 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Clauser, J. F.

J. F. Clauser, M. A. Horne, A. Shimony, and R. A. Holt, “Proposed experiment to test local hidden-variable theories,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 23, 880–884 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Cova, S.

Deepthy, A.

M. N. Satyanarayan, A. Deepthy, and H. L. Bhat, “Potassium titanyl phosphate and its isomorphs: Growth, properties, and applications,” Crit. Rev. Solid State Mater. Sci. 24, 103–191 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Eberhard, P. H.

P. G. Kwiat, E. Waks, A. G. White, I. Appelbaum, and P. H. Eberhard, “Ultrabright source of polarization-entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. A 60, R773–R776 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Eibl, M.

D. Bouwmeester, J.-W. Pan, K. Mattle, M. Eibl, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Experimental quantum teleportation,” Nature 390, 575–579 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Fedrizzi, A.

Fiorentino, M.

M. Fiorentino, S. M. Spillane, R. G. Beausoleil, T. D. Roberts, P. Battle, and M. W. Munro, “Spontaneous parametric down-conversion in periodically poled KTP waveguides and bulk crystals,” Opt. Express 15, 7479–7488 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Kim, M. Fiorentino, and F. N. C. Wong, “Phase-stable source of polarization-entangled photons using a polarization sagnac interferometer,” Phys. Rev. A 73, 012316 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. E. Kuklewicz, M. Fiorentino, G. Messin, F. N. C. Wong, and J. H. Shapiro, “High-flux source of polarization-entangled photons from a periodically poled KTiOPO4 parametric down-converter,” Phys. Rev. A 69, 013807 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fulconis, J.

J. Fulconis, O. Alibart, J. L. O’Brien, W. J. Wadsworth, and J. G. Rarity, “Nonclassical interference and entanglement generation using a photonic crystal fiber pair photon source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 120501 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Furst, M.

R. Ursin, F. Tiefenbacher, T. Schmitt-Manderbach, H. Weier, T. Scheidl, M. Lindenthal, B. Blauensteiner, T. Jennewein, J. Perdigues, P. Trojek, B. Omer, M. Furst, M. Meyenburg, J. Rarity, Z. Sodnik, C. Barbieri, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement-based quantum communication over 144 km,” Nat. Phys. 3, 481–486 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Gallivanoni, A.

Ghioni, M.

Gorman, P. M.

J. G. Rarity, P. R. Tapster, P. M. Gorman, and P. Knight, “Ground to satellite secure key exchange using quantum cryptography,” New J. Phys. 4, 82.1–82.21 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hall, M. A.

Hendrych, M.

Hentschel, M.

Herbst, T.

Herrmann, H.

A. Martin, A. Issautier, H. Herrmann, W. Sohler, D. B. Ostrowsky, O. Alibart, and S. Tanzilli, “A polarization entangled photon-pair source based on a type-II PPLN waveguide emitting at a telecom wavelength,” New J. Phys. 12, 103005 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Holt, R. A.

J. F. Clauser, M. A. Horne, A. Shimony, and R. A. Holt, “Proposed experiment to test local hidden-variable theories,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 23, 880–884 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Horne, M. A.

J. F. Clauser, M. A. Horne, A. Shimony, and R. A. Holt, “Proposed experiment to test local hidden-variable theories,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 23, 880–884 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Hu, E.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hu, Y.-F.

X.-M. Jin, J.-G. Ren, B. Yang, Z.-H. Yi, F. Zhou, X.-F. Xu, S.-K. Wang, D. Yang, Y.-F. Hu, S. Jiang, T. Yang, H. Yin, K. Chen, C.-Z. Peng, and J.-W. Pan, “Experimental free-space quantum teleportation,” Nat. Photonics 4, 376–381 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hübel, H.

Imamoglu, A.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Issautier, A.

A. Martin, A. Issautier, H. Herrmann, W. Sohler, D. B. Ostrowsky, O. Alibart, and S. Tanzilli, “A polarization entangled photon-pair source based on a type-II PPLN waveguide emitting at a telecom wavelength,” New J. Phys. 12, 103005 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Jennewein, T.

A. Fedrizzi, T. Herbst, A. Poppe, T. Jennewein, and A. Zeilinger, “A wavelength-tunable fiber-coupled source of narrowband entangled photons,” Opt. Express 15, 15377–15386 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Ursin, F. Tiefenbacher, T. Schmitt-Manderbach, H. Weier, T. Scheidl, M. Lindenthal, B. Blauensteiner, T. Jennewein, J. Perdigues, P. Trojek, B. Omer, M. Furst, M. Meyenburg, J. Rarity, Z. Sodnik, C. Barbieri, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement-based quantum communication over 144 km,” Nat. Phys. 3, 481–486 (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. Jennewein, C. Simon, G. Weihs, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Quantum cryptography with entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4729–4732 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jiang, S.

X.-M. Jin, J.-G. Ren, B. Yang, Z.-H. Yi, F. Zhou, X.-F. Xu, S.-K. Wang, D. Yang, Y.-F. Hu, S. Jiang, T. Yang, H. Yin, K. Chen, C.-Z. Peng, and J.-W. Pan, “Experimental free-space quantum teleportation,” Nat. Photonics 4, 376–381 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Jin, X.-M.

X.-M. Jin, J.-G. Ren, B. Yang, Z.-H. Yi, F. Zhou, X.-F. Xu, S.-K. Wang, D. Yang, Y.-F. Hu, S. Jiang, T. Yang, H. Yin, K. Chen, C.-Z. Peng, and J.-W. Pan, “Experimental free-space quantum teleportation,” Nat. Photonics 4, 376–381 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kim, T.

T. Kim, M. Fiorentino, and F. N. C. Wong, “Phase-stable source of polarization-entangled photons using a polarization sagnac interferometer,” Phys. Rev. A 73, 012316 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kiraz, A.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoglu, “A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Knight, P.

J. G. Rarity, P. R. Tapster, P. M. Gorman, and P. Knight, “Ground to satellite secure key exchange using quantum cryptography,” New J. Phys. 4, 82.1–82.21 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kuklewicz, C. E.

C. E. Kuklewicz, M. Fiorentino, G. Messin, F. N. C. Wong, and J. H. Shapiro, “High-flux source of polarization-entangled photons from a periodically poled KTiOPO4 parametric down-converter,” Phys. Rev. A 69, 013807 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kumar, P.

Kwiat, P. G.

P. G. Kwiat, E. Waks, A. G. White, I. Appelbaum, and P. H. Eberhard, “Ultrabright source of polarization-entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. A 60, R773–R776 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, P. G. Kwiat, and A. Zeilinger, “Dense coding in experimental quantum communication,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4656–4659 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

León-Montiel, R. de J.

Lindenthal, M.

R. Ursin, F. Tiefenbacher, T. Schmitt-Manderbach, H. Weier, T. Scheidl, M. Lindenthal, B. Blauensteiner, T. Jennewein, J. Perdigues, P. Trojek, B. Omer, M. Furst, M. Meyenburg, J. Rarity, Z. Sodnik, C. Barbieri, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, “Entanglement-based quantum communication over 144 km,” Nat. Phys. 3, 481–486 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ljunggren, D.

D. Ljunggren, M. Tengner, P. Marsden, and M. Pelton, “Theory and experiment of entanglement in a quasi-phase-matched two-crystal source,” Phys. Rev. A 73, 032326 (2006).
[CrossRef]

D. Ljunggren and M. Tengner, “Optimal focusing for maximal collection of entangled narrow-band photon pairs into single-mode fibers,” Phys. Rev. A 72, 062301 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Marsden, P.

D. Ljunggren, M. Tengner, P. Marsden, and M. Pelton, “Theory and experiment of entanglement in a quasi-phase-matched two-crystal source,” Phys. Rev. A 73, 032326 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Martin, A.

A. Martin, A. Issautier, H. Herrmann, W. Sohler, D. B. Ostrowsky, O. Alibart, and S. Tanzilli, “A polarization entangled photon-pair source based on a type-II PPLN waveguide emitting at a telecom wavelength,” New J. Phys. 12, 103005 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Matsumoto, K.

Y. Nambu, K. Usami, Y. Tsuda, K. Matsumoto, and K. Nakamura, “Generation of polarization-entangled photon pairs in a cascade of two type-I crystals pumped by femtosecond pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 033816 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimentally observed normalized SPDC spectra for 20 mm PPKTP crystal (poling period=3.425μm) pumped with a 405.4 nm CW laser diode for varied phase-matching temperature. The photons were coupled into a single-mode fiber and analyzed in a grating spectrometer with a resolution of 0.4 nm

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured phase-matching characteristics from experimental data. (left) Phase-matching curve showing increased non-degeneracy of signal (blue) and idler (red) photons as temperature increased above SHG point. (right) FWHM bandwidth of signal and idler photons as a function of temperature.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(left) Strongly varying phase dependence for 2x20 mm PPKTP due to additional chromatic dispersion experienced by photon pairs emitted in first crystal. (right) Flattened dependence after compensation with 30 mm YVO4 crystal, with negligible variation over broad spectral range; note the difference in scale.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Schematic experimental setup. The pump LD is corrected for astigmatism and focused to the center interface of two thermally controlled (TEC1, TEC2) PPKTP crystals. The SPDC generated in the crystals is separated from the pump photons via a dichroic mirror (DM) and passes a YVO compensation crystal and phase-plate, before being coupled into a SMF that guides the photons to the output ports of a WDM. The source including driving electronics are mounted on a compact 40 x 40 cm2 breadboard. The WDM output fibers are connected to free-space polarization analyzers, consisting of a quarter wave plate (QWP) and a polarizer (POL), where further filtering occurs via an interference filter (IF) and longpass filters (LP). The photons are then detected via multi-mode fiber (MMF) coupled silicon SPADs.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

SPDC spectra of horizontally and vertically polarized signal photons before and after filtering with a 3.5 nm FWHM IF filter. The spectra were recorded with the crystals maintained at phase-matching temperatures of 28.3ºC (H-Polarization) and 28.1ºC (V-Polarization). The spectral intensity overlap integrals were calculated to 91 % and >99% for the unfiltered and filtered SPDC profiles, respectively.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Correlation functions obtained for diagonal D/A (red/green) and H/V (yellow/blue) measurement basis. Pump power 0.025 mW. (Square experimental data-points, line : best fit). The visibilities calculated from the fits to raw data (no correction for accidental coincidence counts) were H/V 99.5%/99.3%, D/A 97.0%/96.2%

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Polarization correlation visibility obtained from full tomographic density matrix reconstructions at 0.025 mW, 0.05 mW, 0.78 mW and 2.2 mW respectively. The measurements at 0.78 mW and 2.2 mW were conducted with attenuation added to both paths of the polarization analyzer (Fig. 4) to avoid SPAD saturation. The bottom scale denotes the estimated number of photon pairs at the crystal output. We evaluate the impact of multi-pair emissions via a Matlab simulation of the SPDC photon pair number, utilizing a quantum optics toolbox [27]. The green line indicates the modeled behavior for pair generation rates scaled to higher pump powers. The visibility of the emitted state was set to 98% to account for other experimental imperfections, as outlined in the previous section. Even for a coincidence window of 100 ps (dotted blue line) the simulation shows that a visibility above 90 % is no longer maintainable for pump powers above 20 mW.

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I ( λ ) sinc 2 ( Δ k L 2 )
| Ψ = | V s V i + e i ϕ ( λ s , λ i ) | H s H i
ϕ ( λ s , λ i ) = ϕ p + ϕ s H + ϕ i H ( ϕ s V + ϕ i V ) = ϕ p + 2 π L ( n y ( λ s ) λ s + n y ( λ i ) λ i )
ϕ C ( λ s , λ i ) = 2 π × L Y V O [ n ( o ) ( λ s ) λ s + n ( o ) ( λ i ) λ i ( n ( e ) ( λ s ) λ s + n ( e ) ( λ i ) λ i ) ]

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