15 October 2012 Engineering of spectral properties of two-photon states, preliminary results
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We present an experimental implementation of spectral properties engineering on biphoton light, emitted via ultrafast type II spontaneous parametric down conversion (SPDC), based on the shaping of the pump pulse spectrum and propagation of the emitted correlated photons through dispersive media. Spectral properties of a biphoton state are fully characterized by the two-photon spectral amplitude (TPSA). Exploiting the group velocity dispersion (GVD) induced by the passage of optical fields through dispersive media, an energy to time two dimensional Fourier transform of the TPSA is operated: this returns a technique to reconstruct TPSA by means of a temporal measurement among the delay between the laser pulse emission (trigger) and the detection times of the two correlated photons. Exploiting this kind of measurement it is possible to deeply resolve the interference pattern in the shape of TPSA. In this research we report on the conditions under which subtle structure on TPSA spectra can be deliberately engineered via modulation of the pump beam spectrum.
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Alessio Avella, Giorgio Brida, Maria Chekhova, Marco Genovese, Marco Gramegna, Mélissa Vieille-Grosjean, Alexander Shurupov, "Engineering of spectral properties of two-photon states, preliminary results", Proc. SPIE 8518, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging X, 851812 (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.981993; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.981993
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