Sources of indistinguishable single photons are a key component of many optical quantum systems such as linear optical quantum computers  or quantum communication . Spontaneous four-wave mixing is a promising method for in-fiber photon-pair generation with tailored spectral properties. However, a number of parasitic effects can negatively influence the quality of photons heralded from the pair. In this work, we investigate the impact on the quantum purity of heralded photons of arguably the three most important effects: nonlinear phase modulation (NPM), higher-order dispersion (HOD) and dispersion fluctuations (DF) along the fiber leading to variations in phase matching. For the first time, we directly compare two schemes under each of these effects. The first is the asymmetric scheme in which one of the quantum fields is group-velocity matched to the single pump field while the other walks off . The second is the symmetric collision scheme, which uses two pump fields with different group velocities that pass through each other with each of the two quantum fields copropagating with one of the pumps .
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference
|Number of pages
|1 Jun 2019
|Published - 1 Jun 2019
|2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference - ICM Centre of the Munich Trade Fair Centre., Munich, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 2019 → 27 Jun 2019
|2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference
|ICM Centre of the Munich Trade Fair Centre.
|23/06/2019 → 27/06/2019
|EPS Young Minds, The European Physical Society