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Biphoton interference with a quantum dot entangled light source

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  • R. M. Stevenson
  • A. J. Hudson
  • R. J. Young
  • P. Atkinson
  • K. Cooper
  • D. A. Ritchie
  • A. J. Shields
Journal publication date14/05/2007
JournalOptics Express
Journal number10
Volume15
Number of pages6
Pages6507-6512
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We demonstrate optical interferometry beyond the limits imposed by the photon wavelength using 'triggered' entangled photon pairs from a semiconductor quantum dot. Interference fringes of the entangled biphoton state reveals a periodicity half of that obtained with the single photon, and much less than that of the pump laser. High fringe visibility indicates that biphoton interference is less sensitive to decoherence than interference of two sequential single photons. The results suggest that quantum interferometry may be possible using a semiconductor LED-like device. (C) 2007 Optical Society of America