Dispersive Broadening of Two-photon Wave Packets Generated via Type-I and Type-II Spontaneous Parametric Down-conversion
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Photons generated via spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC) have broad spectrums and suffer from dispersive broadening of the temporal wave packets when they are transmitted through dispersive media. In this paper we theoretically and experimentally study the detailed amount of the temporal broadening of the two-photon wave packets generated via both type-I and type-II SPDC with β-BaB2O4 of various lengths, by transmitting them through optical fibers. We interpret the results with respect to the spectral properties of the two-photon wave packets. We believe that our results will contribute to implementing protocols involving long-range distributions of photon pairs.
KeywordsParametric down-conversion Dispersive broadening of two-photon wave packets Second-order correlation function
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