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Reducing multi-photon rates in pulsed down-conversion by temporal multiplexingM. A. Broome, M. P. Almeida, A. Fedrizzi, and A. G. White »View Author Affiliations
M. A. Broome,^{*}
M. P. Almeida,
A. Fedrizzi,
and A. G. White
^{}ARC Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems, ARC Centre for Quantum Computer and Communication Technology, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, 4072 Brisbane, QLD, Australia ^{*}Corresponding author: m.a.broome@googlemail.com |
Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 22698-22708 (2011)
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Abstract
We present a simple technique to reduce the emission rate of higher-order photon events from pulsed spontaneous parametric down-conversion. The technique uses extra-cavity control over a mode locked ultrafast laser to simultaneously increase repetition rate and reduce the energy of each pulse from the pump beam. We apply our scheme to a photonic quantum gate, showing improvements in the non-classical interference visibility for 2-photon and 4-photon experiments, and in the quantum-gate fidelity and entangled state production in the 2-photon case.
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(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing
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History
Original Manuscript: August 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2011
Published: October 26, 2011
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M. A. Broome, M. P. Almeida, A. Fedrizzi, and A. G. White, "Reducing multi-photon rates in pulsed down-conversion by temporal multiplexing," Opt. Express 19, 22698-22708 (2011)
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Nat. Photonics
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Nature
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Phys. Rev. Lett.
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