Abstract

The measurement of the two-mode squeezed vacuum generated in an optical parametric amplifier (OPA) was performed with photon number resolving multipixel photon counters (MPPCs). Implementation of the MPPCs allows for the observation of noise reduction in a broad dynamic range of the OPA gain, which is inaccessible with standard single photon avalanche photodetectors.

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M. Bondani, A. Allevi, A. Agliati, and A. Andreoni, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 226 (2009).
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Ambar, O.

I. Afek, A. Natan, O. Ambar, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 79, 043830 (2009).
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M. Ramilli, A. Allevi, V. Chmill, M. Bondani, M. Caccia, and A. Andreoni, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 852 (2010).
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Eraerds, P.

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Ingargiola, A.

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Istrati, D.

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M. J. Fitch, B. C. Jacobs, T. B. Pittman, and J. D. Franson, Phys. Rev. A 68, 043814 (2003).
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Kim, J.

J. Kim, S. Takeuchi, Y. Yamamoto, and H. H. Hogue, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 902 (1999).
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D. N. Klyshko, Phys. Usp. 39, 573 (1996).
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P. Kok, W. J. Munro, K. Nemoto, T. C. Ralph, J. P. Dowling, and G. J. Milburn, Rev. Mod. Phys. 79, 135 (2007).
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E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. J. Milburn, Nature 409, 46 (2001).
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J.-L. Blanchet, F. Devaux, L. Furfaro, and E. Lantz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 233604 (2008).
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I. N. Agafonov, M. V. Chekhova, and G. Leuchs, Phys. Rev. A 82, 011801 (2010).
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Mahoney, L. J.

R. D. Younger, K. A. McIntosh, J. W. Chludzinski, D. C. Oakley, L. J. Mahoney, J. E. Funk, J. P. Donelly, and S. Verghese, Proc. SPIE 7320, 73200Q (2009).
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I. Afek, A. Natan, O. Ambar, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 79, 043830 (2009).
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P. Kok, W. J. Munro, K. Nemoto, T. C. Ralph, J. P. Dowling, and G. J. Milburn, Rev. Mod. Phys. 79, 135 (2007).
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R. D. Younger, K. A. McIntosh, J. W. Chludzinski, D. C. Oakley, L. J. Mahoney, J. E. Funk, J. P. Donelly, and S. Verghese, Proc. SPIE 7320, 73200Q (2009).
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P. Kok, W. J. Munro, K. Nemoto, T. C. Ralph, J. P. Dowling, and G. J. Milburn, Rev. Mod. Phys. 79, 135 (2007).
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Rytikov, G. O.

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IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

E. Waks, K. Inoue, E. Diamanti, and Y. Yamamoto, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 1502 (2003).
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J. Mod. Opt. (1)

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, A. Agliati, and A. Andreoni, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 226 (2009).
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J. Opt. B Quant. Semiclass. Opt. (1)

A. Agliati, M. Bondani, A. Andreoni, G. D. Cillis, and M. G. A. Paris, J. Opt. B Quant. Semiclass. Opt. 7, S652 (2005).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

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E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. J. Milburn, Nature 409, 46 (2001).
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Opt. Express (6)

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M. J. Fitch, B. C. Jacobs, T. B. Pittman, and J. D. Franson, Phys. Rev. A 68, 043814 (2003).
[CrossRef]

I. Afek, A. Natan, O. Ambar, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 79, 043830 (2009).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Agafonov, M. V. Chekhova, and G. Leuchs, Phys. Rev. A 82, 011801 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

J.-L. Blanchet, F. Devaux, L. Furfaro, and E. Lantz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 233604 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Heidmann, R. J. Horowicz, S. Reynaud, E. Giacobino, C. Fabre, and G. Camy, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2555 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Usp. (1)

D. N. Klyshko, Phys. Usp. 39, 573 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

R. D. Younger, K. A. McIntosh, J. W. Chludzinski, D. C. Oakley, L. J. Mahoney, J. E. Funk, J. P. Donelly, and S. Verghese, Proc. SPIE 7320, 73200Q (2009).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

P. Kok, W. J. Munro, K. Nemoto, T. C. Ralph, J. P. Dowling, and G. J. Milburn, Rev. Mod. Phys. 79, 135 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup: Nd:YAG laser at 266 nm pumps two BBO crystals. OA, optical axis; UVM, UV mirror; DM, dichroic mirror; M, mirror; L1 (f=500mm) and L2 (f=200mm), lenses; D1 (ds=10mm) and D2 (di=11.4mm), iris apertures. The inset shows the setup for measurements of the coherent state: cw Nd:YAG laser at 532 nm is chopped by an acousto-optical modulator (AOM); ND, neutral density filter; NPBS, nonpolarizing beam splitter.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Dependence of the NRF on the mean number of photons measured for the coherent state (black circles) and the SV state (red squares). The theoretical fits for the NRF are done for the range of average photon numbers up to five photons (vertical dashed line), which marks the range of reliable photon number resolution. The solid curves are fits to the theoretical model with R2=0.9999 and R2=0.9994 for the coherent and SV states, respectively.

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|ψ=n=0Cn|ns|ni,
NRF=Var(N^sN^i)N^s+N^i,
ΠNj={n=Nj2Njk=nBn,k,Nj|k|k,Nj<NmaxIk=0Nmax1Πk,Nj=Nmax,
Bn,k,Nj(η,P)=(nNjn)(kn)PNjn(1P)2nNjηn(1η)kn.
Var(Ns^Ni^)=Ns2^Ns^2+Ni2^Ni^22Ns^Ni^+2Ns^Ni^,

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