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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21305–21312

Nonlinearity in single photon detection: modeling and quantum tomography

Mohsen K. Akhlaghi, A. Hamed Majedi, and Jeff S. Lundeen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21305-21312 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.021305


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Abstract

Single Photon Detectors are integral to quantum optics and quantum information. Superconducting Nanowire based detectors exhibit new levels of performance, but have no accepted quantum optical model that is valid for multiple input photons. By performing Detector Tomography, we improve the recently proposed model [M.K. Akhlaghi and A.H. Majedi, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 19, 361 (2009)] and also investigate the manner in which these detectors respond nonlinearly to light, a valuable feature for some applications. We develop a device independent model for Single Photon Detectors that incorporates this nonlinearity.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5570) Detectors : Quantum detectors
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2011
Published: October 12, 2011

Citation
Mohsen K. Akhlaghi, A. Hamed Majedi, and Jeff S. Lundeen, "Nonlinearity in single photon detection: modeling and quantum tomography," Opt. Express 19, 21305-21312 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-21305


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