Abstract

In this Letter, the generation of a 1.5 μm discrete frequency-entangled two-photon state is realized based on a piece of commercial polarization-maintaining fiber (PMF). It is connected with a polarization beam splitter to realize a modified Sagnac fiber loop (MSFL). Correlated two-photon states are generated through a spontaneous four-wave-mixing process along the two propagation directions of the MSFL, and output from the MSFL with orthogonal polarizations. Their quantum interference is realized through a 45° polarization collimation between polarization axes of PMFs inside and outside the MSFL, while their phase difference is controlled by the polarization state of the pump light. The frequency-entangled property of the two-photon state is demonstrated by a spatial quantum beating experiment with a fringe visibility of 98.2±1.3%, without subtracting the accidental coincidence counts. The proposed scheme generates a 1.5 μm discrete frequency-entangled two-photon state in a polarization-maintaining way, which is desired in practical quantum light sources.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription