Enhancing entanglement detection of quantum optical frequency combs via stimulated emission

Ievgen I. Arkhipov, Tai Hyun Yoon, Adam Miranowicz

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We investigate the performance of a certain nonclassicality identifier, expressed via integrated second-order intensity moments of optical fields, in revealing bipartite entanglement of quantum-optical frequency combs (QOFCs), which are generated in both spontaneous and stimulated parametric down-conversion processes. We show that, by utilizing that nonclassicality identifier, one can well identify the entanglement of the QOFC directly from the experimentally measured intensity moments without invoking any state reconstruction techniques or homodyne detection. Moreover, we demonstrate that the stimulated generation of the QOFC improves the entanglement detection of these fields with the nonclassicality identifier. Additionally, we show that the nonclassicality identifier can be expressed in a factorized form of detectors quantum efficiencies and the number of modes, if the QOFC consists of many copies of the same two-mode twin beam. As an example, we apply the nonclassicality identifier to two specific types of QOFC, where: (i) the QOFC consists of many independent two-mode twin beams with non-overlapped spatial frequency modes, and (ii) the QOFC contains entangled spatial frequency modes which are completely overlapped, i.e., each mode is entangled with all the remaining modes in the system. We show that, in both cases, the nonclassicality identifier can reveal bipartite entanglement of the QOFC including noise, and that it becomes even more sensitive for the stimulated processes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5090
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 1

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