Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate a new method of generating correlated photons in a microstructure fiber by means of a reversed degenerate four-wave-mixing process. Here one photon is annihilated from each of the bichromatic pump pulses to generate a pair of photons at the mean frequency. For a microstructure fiber as short as 1.5m the measured coincidence counting rate is approximately eight times that of the accidental coincidences with a peak pump power of 0.25W.

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