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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 21 — Oct. 12, 2009
  • pp: 19027–19032

Stabilization of a long-armed fiber-optic single-photon interferometer

Seok-Beom Cho and Tae-Gon Noh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 19027-19032 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.019027


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Abstract

We report on single-photon interference experiments in a Michelson-type interferometer built with two 6-km-long fiber spools, as well as on the active stabilization of the interferometer. A weak coherent light signal was (de-) multiplexed with a strong reference light using wavelength-division multiplexing technique, and real-time feedback control technique was applied for the reference light to actively stabilize the phase fluctuation in the long-armed fiber interferometer. The stabilized interferometer showed phase stability of 0.06 rad, which corresponds to an optical path length fluctuation of 15 nm between the 6-km-long interfering arms. The raw visibility obtained without subtracting noise counts in the single-photon interference experiment was more than 98% for stabilized conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications
(270.5568) Quantum optics : Quantum cryptography

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2009
Published: October 7, 2009

Citation
Seok-Beom Cho and Tae-Gon Noh, "Stabilization of a long-armed fiber-optic single-photon interferometer," Opt. Express 17, 19027-19032 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-21-19027


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