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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 1484–1492

Experimental realization of a low-noise heralded single-photon source

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, A. Migdall, F. Piacentini, S. V. Polyakov, and I. Ruo Berchera  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 1484-1492 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.001484


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Abstract

We present a heralded single-photon source with a much lower level of unwanted background photons in the output channel by using the herald photon to control a shutter in the heralded channel. The shutter is implemented using a simple field programable gate array controlled optical switch.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2010
Published: January 13, 2011

Citation
G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, A. Migdall, F. Piacentini, S. V. Polyakov, and I. Ruo Berchera, "Experimental realization of a low-noise heralded single-photon source," Opt. Express 19, 1484-1492 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-2-1484


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