Non-linear and quantum optics of a type II OPO containing a birefringent element

2. Bright entangled beams generation
  • L. Longchambon
  • J. Laurat
  • T. CoudreauEmail author
  • C. Fabre


We describe theoretically the quantum properties of a type-II Optical Parametric Oscillator containing a birefringent plate which induces a linear coupling between the orthogonally polarized signal and idler beams and results in phase locking between these two beams. As in a standard OPO, the signal and idler waves show large quantum correlations which can be measured experimentally due to the phase locking between the two beams. We study the influence of the waveplate on the various criteria characterizing quantum correlations. We show in particular that the quantum correlations can be maximized by using optimized quadratures.


Quantum Correlation Optical Parametric Parametric Oscillator Optical Parametric Oscillator Quantum Property 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Longchambon
    • 1
  • J. Laurat
    • 1
  • T. Coudreau
    • 1
    Email author
  • C. Fabre
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Case 74UPMCParis Cedex 05France

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