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Publication Citation: Single-Photon Sources and Detectors

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Author(s): M D. Eisaman; Jingyun Fan; Alan L. Migdall; Sergey V. Polyakov;
Title: Single-Photon Sources and Detectors
Published: July 27, 2011
Abstract: We review the current status of single-photon-source and single-photon-detector technologies operating at wavelengths from the ultraviolet to the infrared. We discuss applications of these technologies to quantum communication, a field that is currently driving much of the development of single-photon sources and detectors.
Citation: Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume: 82
Pages: 25 pp.
Keywords: single-photon; photon; detectors; single-photon source; quantum information; metrology
Research Areas: Single Photon Detectors, Quantum Devices, Single Photon Sources, Quantum Computing/Quantum Computation, Correlated Photon Radiometry, Quantum Communications, Measurements
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