3 September 2008 Which optical processes are suitable to make probabilistic single photon sources for quantum cryptography?
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Single photon sources to be used in quantum cryptography must show higher order antibunching (HOA). HOA is reported by us in several many wave mixing processes. In the present work we have investigated the possibility of observing HOA in multiwave mixing processes in general. The generalized Hamiltonian is solved for several particular cases in Heisenberg picture and possibility of observing HOA is investigated with the help of criterion of Pathak and Garcia. The generalized interaction Hamiltonian of a multiwave mixing process is considered as (a†l bm cn + Hermitian conjugate) where 'a', 'b' and 'c' are the annihilation operators corresponding to pump, Stokes and Signal modes respectively. Several particular cases of the generalized Hamiltonian are solved with the help of short time approximation technique and HOA is reported for pump modes of different multiwave mixing processes. It is also found that HOA can not be observed for the signal and stokes modes in of the cases studied here.
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Amit Verma, Anirban Pathak, "Which optical processes are suitable to make probabilistic single photon sources for quantum cryptography?", Proc. SPIE 7072, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing II, 70720R (3 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.793668; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.793668


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