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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3738–3740

High-fidelity single-photon source based on a Type II optical parametric oscillator

Olivier Morin, Virginia D’Auria, Claude Fabre, and Julien Laurat  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3738-3740 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003738


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Abstract

Using a continuous-wave Type II optical parametric oscillator below threshold, we have demonstrated a novel source of heralded single photons with high fidelity. The generated state is characterized by homodyne detection and exhibits a 79% fidelity with a single-photon Fock state (91% after correction of detection loss). The low admixture of vacuum and the well-defined spatiotemporal mode are critical requirements for their subsequent use in quantum information processing.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2012
Published: August 31, 2012

Citation
Olivier Morin, Virginia D’Auria, Claude Fabre, and Julien Laurat, "High-fidelity single-photon source based on a Type II optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 37, 3738-3740 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-17-3738


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