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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3872–3874

Time gating of heralded single photons for atomic memories

B. Melholt Nielsen, J. S. Neergaard-Nielsen, and E. S. Polzik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 24, pp. 3872-3874 (2009)

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We demonstrate a method for time gating the standard heralded cw spontaneous parametric downconverted single-photon source by using pulsed pumping of an optical parametric oscillator below threshold. The narrow bandwidth, high purity, high spectral brightness, and pseudodeterministic character make the source highly suitable for light-atom interfaces with atomic memories.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: September 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2009
Published: December 10, 2009

B. Melholt Nielsen, J. S. Neergaard-Nielsen, and E. S. Polzik, "Time gating of heralded single photons for atomic memories," Opt. Lett. 34, 3872-3874 (2009)

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