Photon correlation and statistics of spontaneous parametric down-conversion pumped by blue LED in LiIO3 crystal

  • J. Galinis
  • M. Karpiński
  • G. Tamošauskas
  • K. Dobek
  • A. Piskarskas
Keywords: spontaneous parametric down-conversion, biphoton field, photon correlation, photon statistics


We report on the measurement of photon coincidence and photon number statistics of the spontaneous parametric down-converted radiation excited by incoherent pump. A high ratio of photon coincidences in case of multimode acquisition suggests that the present technique may find application in quantum experiments. Experimental and numerical simulation results confirmed that the coincidence ratio in a photon counting experiment is tightly coupled to the coherence of the pump beam. An experiment on verification of statistical properties of the down-converted radiation allowed us to evaluate the afterpulse generation probability of the photon counters.
Nonlinear and Coherent Optics