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Entangled photon pair generating apparatus

外国特許コード F110005480
整理番号 K05501US
掲載日 2011年9月6日
出願国 アメリカ合衆国
出願番号 50277303
公報番号 20050094142
公報番号 7211812
出願日 平成15年1月28日(2003.1.28)
公報発行日 平成17年5月5日(2005.5.5)
公報発行日 平成19年5月1日(2007.5.1)
国際出願番号 JP2003000762
国際公開番号 WO2003065117
国際出願日 平成15年1月28日(2003.1.28)
国際公開日 平成15年8月7日(2003.8.7)
優先権データ
  • 特願2002-026085 (2002.2.1) JP
  • 2003WO-JP00762 (2003.1.28) WO
発明の名称 (英語) Entangled photon pair generating apparatus
発明の概要(英語) (US7211812)
An entangled photon pair generating apparatus has a first definite polarization photon pair generating apparatus for generating a first definite polarization photon pair beam according to an incident pump beam, a wave plate for rotating by 90 degrees a plane of polarization of the first definite polarization photon pair beam emitted from the first definite polarization photon pair generating apparatus, and a second definite polarization photon pair generating apparatus for generating a second definite polarization photon pair beam according to the incident pump beam.
They are adjacently placed in order along an optical axis of the incident pump beam.
特許請求の範囲(英語) [claim1]
1. An entangled photon pair generating apparatus comprising: a first definite polarization photon pair generating apparatus to generate a first definite polarization photon pair beam according to an incident pump beam;
a wave plate to rotate by 90 degrees a plane of polarization of the first definite polarization photon pair beam emitted from the first definite polarization photon pair generating apparatus;
and
a second definite polarization photon pair generating apparatus to generate a second definite polarization photon pair beam according to the incident pump beam,wherein the first definite polarization photon pair generating apparatus, wave plate and second definite polarization photon pair generating apparatus are adjacently placed in the order along an optical axis of the incident pump beam.
[claim2]
2. The entangled photon pair generating apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the first and second definite polarization photon pair generating apparatuses are nonlinear optical devices.
[claim3]
3. The entangled photon pair generating apparatus according to claim 2, wherein an incident angle of the incident pump beam on the nonlinear optical devices is an angle at which the angle made by the optical axis of a crystal in the nonlinear optical device and the incident pump beam satisfies a collinear condition.
[claim4]
4. The entangled photon pair generating apparatus according to claim 2, wherein the nonlinear optical device is a BBO (beta -Ba B2 O4) crystal.
[claim5]
5. The entangled photon pair generating apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising: a lens to focus each of entangled photon pair beams;
and
an optical fiber to couple the focused beams.
[claim6]
6. The entangled photon pair generating apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the first and second definite polarization photon pair generating apparatuses further comprise: an incident pump beam generating unit;
and
a photon pair generating unit comprising the nonlinear optical device having the angle made by the optical axis of the crystal and the incident pump beam set up at the angle for a tuning curve thereof to contact with a specific single wavelength a,wherein two photon beams are generated which include a pair of photons of the wavelength a which are generated simultaneously.
[claim7]
7. The entangled photon pair generating apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the first and second definite polarization photon pair generating apparatuses further comprise: the incident pump beam generating unit;
and
the photon pair generating unit comprising the nonlinear optical device having the angle made by the optical axis of the crystal and the incident pump beam set up at the angle for the tuning curve thereof to contact with wavelengths a and b, respectively,wherein the two photon beams are generated which are include a pair of photons of the wavelengths a and b which are generated simultaneously.
[claim8]
8. The entangled photon pair generating apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising: a detecting unit for detecting one of the generated photon pair,wherein the detecting unit is able to identify generation time of each individual photon included in the beam.
[claim9]
9. The entangled photon pair generating apparatus according to claim 3, wherein the nonlinear optical device is a BBO (beta -Ba B2 O4) crystal.
[claim10]
10. The entangled photon pair generating apparatus according to claim 2, further comprising: a lens to focus each of entangled photon pair beams;
and
an optical fiber to couple the focused beams.
[claim11]
11. The entangled photon pair generating apparatus according to claim 3, further comprising: a lens to focus each of entangled photon pair beams;
and
an optical fiber to couple the focused beams.
[claim12]
12. The entangled photon pair generating apparatus according to claim 4, further comprising: a lens to focus each of entangled photon pair beams;
and
an optical fiber to couple the focused beams.
[claim13]
13. The entangled photon pair generating apparatus according to claim 2, further comprising: a detecting unit for detecting one of the generated photon pair,wherein the detecting unit is able to identify generation time of each individual photon included in the beam.
  • 発明者/出願人(英語)
  • TAKEUCHI SHIGEKI
  • JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
国際特許分類(IPC)
米国特許分類/主・副
  • 250/493.1
  • 250/216
  • 250/225
  • 250/458.1
  • 356/364
  • 372/21
  • 380/256
  • 380/277
参考情報 (研究プロジェクト等) PRESTO Light and Control AREA
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