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Publication Citation: Spectrally Bright and Broad Fiber-Based Heralded Single-Photon Source

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Author(s): Elizabeth A. Goldschmidt; M D. Eisaman; Jingyun Fan; Sergey V. Polyakov; Alan L. Migdall;
Title: Spectrally Bright and Broad Fiber-Based Heralded Single-Photon Source
Published: July 29, 2008
Abstract: We present the first experimental characterization of a heralded single-photon source based on spontaneous four-wave-mixing in a single-mode microstructure fiber. We measure the second-order correlation function, g(2)(0), to be far below the classical, Poissonian limit over a broad spectral range. We further examine the wave-particle duality of single photon wavepacket with interference visibility measured near unity. With single spatial mode output, such a spectrally bright and broad fiber-based heralded single photon source is suitable for a variety of quantum-information applications.
Citation: Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Volume: 78
Pages: 4 pp.
Keywords: four-wave mixing;Heralded Single Photon Source;second order correlation function
Research Areas: Entanglement, Quantum Optics, Quantum Information, Entangled Photons, Quantum Devices, Teleportation, Single Photon Sources, Quantum Computing/Quantum Computation, Physics, Quantum Communications, Quantum Information Technology, Quantum Key Distribution
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