Picture of person typing on laptop with programming code visible on the laptop screen

World class computing and information science research at Strathclyde...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences involved in mathematically structured programming, similarity and metric search, computer security, software systems, combinatronics and digital health.

The Department also includes the iSchool Research Group, which performs leading research into socio-technical phenomena and topics such as information retrieval and information seeking behaviour.

Explore

Angular momentum decomposition of entangled photons with an arbitrary pump

Yao, Alison M (2011) Angular momentum decomposition of entangled photons with an arbitrary pump. New Journal of Physics, 13. ISSN 1367-2630

[img]
Preview
Text (Yao-NJP-2011-Angular-momentum-decomposition-of-entangled-photons-with-an-arbitrary-pump)
Yao_NJP_2011_Angular_momentum_decomposition_of_entangled_photons_with_an_arbitrary_pump.pdf - Final Published Version
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 logo

Download (679kB) | Preview

Abstract

We calculate the biphoton state generated by spontaneous parametric down-conversion in a thin crystal and under collinear phase matching conditions using a pump consisting of any superposition of Laguerre-Gauss modes. The result has no restrictions on the angular or radial momenta or, in particular, on the width of the pump, signal and idler modes. We demonstrate the strong effect of the ratio of the pump width to the signal/idler widths on the composition of the down-converted entangled fields. The knowledge of this ratio is shown to be essential for calculating the maximally entangled states that can be produced using pumps with a complex spatial profile.