The extent to which the intense light generated by an unseeded, high-gain optical parametric amplifier retains the desired quantum statistical properties of the individual photon pairs generated by spontaneous parametric downconversion is analysed. It is shown that certain but not all of these properties are retained, with important implications for applications of quantum optics.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Modern Optics|
|State||Published - Mar 10 2002|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2001 Winter Symposium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics - Snowbird, UT, United States|
Duration: Jan 8 2001 → Jan 11 2001