Generation of correlated photon pairs in a microstructure fiber

J. Fan, A. Dogariu, L. J. Wang

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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 1.5 m the measured coincidence counting rate is approximately eight times that of the accidental coincidences with a peak pump power of 0.25 W.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1530-1532
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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