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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 13986–13991

Ultralow noise up-conversion detector and spectrometer for the telecom band

Guo-Liang Shentu, Jason S. Pelc, Xiao-Dong Wang, Qi-Chao Sun, Ming-Yang Zheng, M. M. Fejer, Qiang Zhang, and Jian-Wei Pan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 13986-13991 (2013)

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We demonstrate up-conversion single-photon detection for the 1550-nm telecommunications band using a PPLN waveguide, long-wavelength pump, and narrowband filtering using a volume Bragg grating. We achieve total-system detection efficiency of around 30% with noise at the dark-count level of a Silicon APD. Based on the new detector, a single-pixel up-conversion infrared spectrometer with a noise equivalent power of −142 dBm Hz-1/2 was demonstrated, which was as good as a liquid nitrogen cooled CCD camera.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2013
Published: June 3, 2013

Guo-Liang Shentu, Jason S. Pelc, Xiao-Dong Wang, Qi-Chao Sun, Ming-Yang Zheng, M. M. Fejer, Qiang Zhang, and Jian-Wei Pan, "Ultralow noise up-conversion detector and spectrometer for the telecom band," Opt. Express 21, 13986-13991 (2013)

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