Entangled photons: Generation, observation, and characterization

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Entanglement is one of the essential resources of quantum information and communication technology. Photons are the most popular and promising media to manipulate entanglement. In this review article, concepts and progress in the generation, observation, and characterization of entangled photons are presented. Starting from underlying theoretical concepts, a historical review on the generation of entangled photons is given. Particularly, recent results on the generation of polarization-entangled photons from semiconductor sources are reviewed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7175-7187
Number of pages13
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 6


  • Entanglement
  • Photon
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum optics


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