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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1722–1724

Photon-number-resolving detection at 1.04 μm via coincidence frequency upconversion

Kun Huang, Xiaorong Gu, Min Ren, Yi Jian, Haifeng Pan, Guang Wu, E Wu, and Heping Zeng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1722-1724 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001722


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Abstract

We demonstrate photon-number-resolving detection based on coincidence frequency upconversion. Pumped by synchronized pulses, the photon signal of the coherent state at 1.04 μm was upconverted into visible replicas with preserved photon number distribution. The upconverted photons were then registered by a silicon multipixel photon counter. The photon-number-resolving performance was improved by reducing the background counts with a synchronous pump as the coincidence gate and reducing the intrinsic parametric fluorescence influence with long-wavelength pumping. A total detection efficiency of 3.7% was achieved with a quite low noise probability per pulse of 0.0002.

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OCIS Codes
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2011
Published: April 29, 2011

Citation
Kun Huang, Xiaorong Gu, Min Ren, Yi Jian, Haifeng Pan, Guang Wu, E Wu, and Heping Zeng, "Photon-number-resolving detection at 1.04 μmvia coincidence frequency upconversion," Opt. Lett. 36, 1722-1724 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-9-1722


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