OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4254–4256

Lock-in detection of single photons after two-step frequency conversion

Andreas Lenhard, Sebastian Zaske, and Christoph Becher  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4254-4256 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004254


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (243 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report on cascaded frequency conversion at the single-photon level, consisting of a downconversion from the red (738 nm) to a telecom band (1403 nm) and the reverse upconversion process in the same nonlinear crystal. Detecting the converted single photons suffers from a large noise floor. We were able to recover the signal by implementing a lock-in analyzer technique in the data postprocessing.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 8, 2012
Published: October 9, 2012

Citation
Andreas Lenhard, Sebastian Zaske, and Christoph Becher, "Lock-in detection of single photons after two-step frequency conversion," Opt. Lett. 37, 4254-4256 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4254


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. F. Barone, E. Calloni, L. DiFiore, A. Grado, L. Milano, and G. Russo, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 66, 3697 (1995). [CrossRef]
  2. A. Restelli, R. Abbiati, and A. Geraci, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76, 093112 (2005). [CrossRef]
  3. L. Ma, O. Slattery, and X. Tang, Opt. Express 17, 14395 (2009). [CrossRef]
  4. J. Huang and P. Kumar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2153 (1992). [CrossRef]
  5. M. T. Rakher, L. Ma, O. Slattery, X. Tang, and K. Srinivasan, Nat. Photonics 4, 786 (2010). [CrossRef]
  6. S. Tanzilli, A. Martin, F. Kaiser, M. P. De Micheli, O. Alibart, and D. B. Ostrowsky, Laser Photon. Rev. 6, 115 (2012) and references therein. [CrossRef]
  7. J. S. Pelc, C. Langrock, Q. Zhang, and M. M. Fejer, Opt. Lett. 35, 2804 (2010). [CrossRef]
  8. S. Zaske, A. Lenhard, and C. Becher, Opt. Express 19, 12825 (2011). [CrossRef]
  9. J. S. Pelc, L. Ma, C. R. Phillips, Q. Zhang, C. Langrock, O. Slattery, X. Tang, and M. M. Fejer, Opt. Express 19, 21445 (2011). [CrossRef]
  10. N. Sangouard, C. Simon, H. de Riedmatten, and N. Gisin, Rev. Mod. Phys. 83, 33 (2011). [CrossRef]
  11. J. Simon, H. Tanji, S. Ghosh, and V. Vuletic, Nat. Phys. 3, 765 (2007). [CrossRef]
  12. E. Neu, D. Steinmetz, J. Riedrich-Möller, S. Gsell, M. Fischer, M. Schreck, and C. Becher, New J. Phys. 13, 025012 (2011). [CrossRef]
  13. M. A. Albota and F. N. C. Wong, Opt. Lett. 29, 1449 (2004). [CrossRef]
  14. T. Lunghi, E. Pomarico, C. Barreiro, D. Stucki, B. Sanguinetti, and H. Zbinden, “Advantages of gated silicon single photon detectors” (2012), http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.4205v1 .
  15. M. A. Albota, “Single-photon frequency upconversion for long-distance quantum teleportation and communication,” Ph.D. thesis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1. Fig. 2.
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited