We report on a high-intensity source of polarization-entangled photon pairs with high momentum definition. Type-II noncollinear phase matching in parametric down conversion produces true entanglement: No part of the wave function must be discarded, in contrast to previous schemes. With two-photon fringe visibilities in excess of 97%, we demonstrated a violation of Bell's inequality by over 100 standard deviations in less than 5 min. The new source allowed ready preparation of all four of the EPR-Bell states.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical review letters|
|State||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)