CW theory for optical-fiber photon-pair generation

Paul L. Voss, Kahraman G. Köprülü, Prem Kumar*

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We derive a CW theory for optical-fiber photon-pair sources, including the effect of non-zero response time of the fiber's Kerr nonlinearity. We also include the effects of realistic transmission and detection losses. This theory predicts stronger photon-number correlations than seen experimentally with a pulsed pump, showing the need for development of a pulsed pump theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
EventSemiconductor Optoelectronic Devices for Lightwave Communication - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Sep 8 2003Sep 10 2003


  • Fiber Raman amplifiers
  • Fiber parametric amplifiers
  • Four-wave mixing
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optical fiber communication
  • Photon counting
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum entanglement
  • Raman scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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