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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2739–2741

Instant single-photon Fock state tomography

S. R. Huisman, Nitin Jain, S. A. Babichev, Frank Vewinger, A. N. Zhang, S. H. Youn, and A. I. Lvovsky  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 18, pp. 2739-2741 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002739


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Abstract

Heralded single photons are prepared at a rate of 100   kHz via conditional measurements on polarization-nondegenerate biphotons produced in a periodically poled potassium-titanyl phosphate crystal. The single-photon Fock state is characterized using high-frequency pulsed optical homodyne tomography with a fidelity of ( 57.6 ± 0.1 ) % . The state preparation and detection rates allowed us to perform on-the-fly alignment of the apparatus based on real-time analysis of the quadrature measurement statistics.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2009
Published: September 9, 2009

Citation
S. R. Huisman, Nitin Jain, S. A. Babichev, Frank Vewinger, A. N. Zhang, S. H. Youn, and A. I. Lvovsky, "Instant single-photon Fock state tomography," Opt. Lett. 34, 2739-2741 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-18-2739


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