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Non-classical Signature of Parametric Fluorescence and its Application in Metrology

Published Online: 23 Aug 2014
Volume & Issue: Volume 14 (2014) - Issue 4 (August 2014)
Page range: 227 - 236
Received: 09 Sep 2013
Accepted: 14 Aug 2014
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1335-8871
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Abstract

The article provides a short theoretical background of what the non-classical light means. We applied the criterion for the existence of non-classical effects derived by C.T. Lee on parametric fluorescence. The criterion was originally derived for the study of two light beams with one mode per beam. We checked if the criterion is still working for two multimode beams of parametric down-conversion through numerical simulations. The theoretical results were tested by measurement of photon number statistics of twin beams emitted by nonlinear BBO crystal pumped by intense femtoseconds UV pulse. We used ICCD camera as the detector of photons in both beams. It appears that the criterion can be used for the measurement of the quantum efficiencies of the ICCD cameras.

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