Bragg-scattering conversion at telecom wavelengths towards the photon counting regime

Year: 2012

Authors: Krupa K., Tonello A., Kozlov V.V., Couderc V., Di Bin P., Wabnitz S., Barthélémy A., Labonté L., Tanzilli S.

Autors Affiliation: Université de Limoges, XLIM, UMR CNRS 7252, 123 Av. A. Thomas, 87060 Limoges, France; Department of Physics, St.-Petersburg State University, Petrodvoretz, St.-Petersburg, 198504, Russian Federation; Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell\’Informazione, Università di Brescia, via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy; Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée (LPMC), UMR CNRS 7336, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice, France

Abstract: We experimentally study Bragg-scattering four-wave mixing in a highly nonlinear fiber at telecom wavelengths using photon counters. We explore the polarization dependence of this process with a continuous wave signal in the macroscopic and attenuated regime, with a wavelength shift of 23 nm. Our measurements of mean photon numbers per second under various pump polarization configurations agree well with the theoretical and numerical predictions based on classical models. We discuss the impact of noise under these different polarization configurations.

Journal/Review: OPTICS EXPRESS

Volume: 20 (24)      Pages from: 27220  to: 27225

KeyWords: Classical model; Continuous-wave signals; Highly nonlinear fibers; Impact of noise; Numerical predictions; Photon counters; Photon numbers; Photon-counting regime; Polarization dependence; Pump polarization; Telecom wavelengths; Wavelength shift, Nonlinear optics; Polarization, Photons, glass fiber, article; comparative study; computer aided design; computer simulation; equipment; equipment design; fiber optics; light; photon; radiation scattering; refractometry; telecommunication; theoretical model, Computer Simulation; Computer-Aided Design; Equipment Design; Fiber Optic Technology; Light; Models, Theoretical; Optical Fibers; Photons; Refractometry; Scattering, Radiation; Telecommunications
DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.027220

Citations: 10
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