Abstract

Currently, different techniques are known for synthesizing in a tunable fashion the frequency correlations of paired photons generated in spontaneous parametric downconversion (signal-idler correlations). We show that these same techniques can also be used to tune the first-order coherence properties of the signal or idler photons (signal–signal or idler–idler frequency correlations). In consequence, partially coherent radiation can be synthesized through adequate biphoton engineering. Interestingly, when the biphoton is designed to be in a separable state, the signal photons behave as a broadband first-order coherent light source.

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