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Publication Citation: Experimental realization of a low-noise heralded single photon source

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Author(s): Alan L. Migdall; Sergey V. Polyakov; Marco Genovese; Fabrizio Piacentini; I. Ruo Berchera; Ivo P. Degiovanni; Giorgio Brida;
Title: Experimental realization of a low-noise heralded single photon source
Published: January 17, 2011
Abstract: We present a heralded single-photon source with a much lower level of unwanted background photons in the output channel by using the herald photon to control a shutter in the heralded channel. The shutter is implemented using a simple field programmable gate array controlled optical switch.
Citation: Optics Express
Volume: 19
Pages: pp. 1484 - 1492
Keywords: single photon; single photon source; quantum information; fast optical switch; noise; radiometry
Research Areas: Optical Metrology, Single Photon Sources, Correlated Photon Radiometry, Quantum Information Technology
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