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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 2670–2675

Single-photon position to time multiplexing using a fiber array

Ryan E. Warburton, Frauke Izdebski, Christian Reimer, Jonathan Leach, David G. Ireland, Miles Padgett, and Gerald S. Buller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 2670-2675 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.002670


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Abstract

A 1 x 8 fiber array is used as the front-end of a receiver system. Each channel has a different length of fiber, resulting in each channel signal arriving at the detector at a pre-determined interval relative to a constant repetitive frequency signal. We demonstrate that these eight channels can be efficiently coupled to an individual single-photon detector such that the arrival-time of a photon in each is distinguishable from the next. Thus, we demonstrate spatial position to time information exchange, resulting in a photon-counting array using a single detector. The receiver system could be implemented in numerous applications, including time-resolved photoluminescence, low-light level spectroscopy and quantum information processing.

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OCIS Codes
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2011
Published: January 27, 2011

Citation
Ryan E. Warburton, Frauke Izdebski, Christian Reimer, Jonathan Leach, David G. Ireland, Miles Padgett, and Gerald S. Buller, "Single-photon position to time multiplexing using a fiber array," Opt. Express 19, 2670-2675 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-3-2670


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