We demonstrate a highly efficient heralded single photon source based on parametric down-conversion in a PPLN waveguide. The telecommunication wavelength guided wave configuration allows simple incorporation into quantum communication experiments using installed optical networks.
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O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, D. Ostrowsky, and P. Baldi, "Highly efficient guided wave heralded-single-photon source at telecom wavelength," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper IThA3.
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