Parametric downconversion vs optical parametric amplification: A comparison of their quantum statistics

Elna Nagasako, Sean Bentley, W. Robert, Girish Agarwal

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-537
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume49
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 10 2002
EventProceedings of the 2001 Winter Symposium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: Jan 8 2001Jan 11 2001

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