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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
Joint CLEO/QELS Poster Session I (JTuD)

Improved Single-Photon Detection

Radhika Rangarajan, Nicholas A. Peters, Onur Hosten, Joseph B. Altepeter, Evan R. Jeffrey, and Paul G. Kwiat

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Visible light photon counters (VLPCs) and solid-state photomultipliers (SSPMs) facilitate efficient single-photon detection. We are attempting to improve their efficiency, previously limited to < 88% by coupling losses, via anti-reflection coatings, better electronics and cryogenics.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors

R. Rangarajan, N. A. Peters, O. Hosten, J. B. Altepeter, E. R. Jeffrey, and P. G. Kwiat, "Improved Single-Photon Detection," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JTuD5.

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