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Correlation engineering for a flexible Raman free fibered photon source

Abstract : Fibered sources of photon pairs can be easily integrated into future quantum communication networks. However, in silica-core fibres, the broadband spectrum of spontaneous Raman scattering strongly contributes to uncorrelated noise photons degrading the quality of the source. To overcome the problem of the silica Raman scattering, a new architecture was recently proposed, with hollow-core photonic crystal fibers (LF-HCPF) whose core and cladding are filled with a non-linear liquid. As opposed to the Raman scattering spectrum of silica, which is broadband and continuous, the Raman scattering spectrum of liquids is composed of narrow lines. Thus, generating photon pairs between these narrow lines permits to avoid the spectral overlap between the SFWM pairs and the Raman photons. A near infra-red LF-HCPCF photon pair source has been demonstrated, featuring a three order of magnitude suppression of the Raman noise [1]. We have also demonstrated the first non-linear LF-PCF with a transmission band and a zero-dispersion-wavelength (ZDW) in the telecom wavelength range combined with a non-linearity of the same order of magnitude as the one of silica, as a first step towards a Raman-free photon pair source in the telecom band [2]. Injecting light on both sides of this fiber in a Sagnac loop configuration can then be used to obtain entanglement.
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Martin Cordier, Adeline Orieux, Renaud Gabet, Thibault Harlé, Nicolas Dubreuil, et al.. Correlation engineering for a flexible Raman free fibered photon source. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC, 2017), Jun 2017, Munich, Germany. ⟨10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2017.8087344⟩. ⟨hal-01591078⟩



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