TY - JOUR

T1 - Complete evolution equation for the joint amplitude in photon-pair generation through spontaneous four-wave mixing

AU - Koefoed, Jacob Gade

AU - Rottwitt, Karsten

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - As four-wave-mixing-based photon-pair sources mature, accurate modeling of the photon-pair properties becomes important. Unlike spontaneous parametric down-conversion, four-wave mixing is accompanied by a number of parasitic effects such as nonlinear self- and cross-phase modulation. Currently, most modelings of photon-pair states are analytic in nature, which limits the number and type of effects that can be taken into account. In this work, we derive a complete, dual-pump evolution equation for the joint amplitude of photon pairs, wherein any desired effects can be included. We describe how to efficiently obtain numerical solution to this equation using a split-step approach. Lastly, we cover a few analytical solutions and compare two schemes for pure-photon generation under three different parasitic effects. We show how one scheme is highly sensitive to parasitic effects, while the other is very robust.

AB - As four-wave-mixing-based photon-pair sources mature, accurate modeling of the photon-pair properties becomes important. Unlike spontaneous parametric down-conversion, four-wave mixing is accompanied by a number of parasitic effects such as nonlinear self- and cross-phase modulation. Currently, most modelings of photon-pair states are analytic in nature, which limits the number and type of effects that can be taken into account. In this work, we derive a complete, dual-pump evolution equation for the joint amplitude of photon pairs, wherein any desired effects can be included. We describe how to efficiently obtain numerical solution to this equation using a split-step approach. Lastly, we cover a few analytical solutions and compare two schemes for pure-photon generation under three different parasitic effects. We show how one scheme is highly sensitive to parasitic effects, while the other is very robust.

U2 - 10.1103/physreva.100.063813

DO - 10.1103/physreva.100.063813

M3 - Journal article

VL - 100

JO - Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)

JF - Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)

SN - 2469-9926

IS - 6

M1 - 063813

ER -