Generation of non-classical light with tailored properties

Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2011 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Alfred U'Ren
Speaker's Institution: 
Universidad Nacional de México

In this talk we will cover recent work from our group on the generation of non-classical light, including photon pairs and triplets, through spontaneous nonlinear parametric processes.  We will discuss specific techniques based on  spontaneous parametric downconversion in nonlinear crystals , as well as on spontaneous four wave mixing in optical fibers for the generation of photon pairs with tailored entanglement properties.   We will also discuss a recent proposal based on third-order spontaneous parametric downconversion in optical fibers for the generation of photon triplets.