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11. Extending single-photon optimized superconducting transition edge sensors beyond the single-photon counting regime
Published: 9/19/2011
Authors: Thomas Gerrits, Brice R. Calkins, Nathan A Tomlin, Adriana Eleni Lita, Alan L Migdall, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P Mirin
Abstract: Photon number resolving transition-edge sensors (TES) are the cutting-edge enabling technology for high quantum efficiency photon number counting. The TES developed at NIST reliably show system detection efficiencies of more than 95%, and even ap ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908784

12. State Discriminiation Signal Nulling Receivers
Published: 9/6/2011
Authors: Francisco E. Becerra Chavez, Jingyun Fan, Gerald Baumgartner, Sergey V Polyakov, Julius Goldhar, Jonathan Kosloski, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: Optimized state-discrimination receiver strategies for nonorthogonal states can improve the capacity of the communication channels operating with error rates below the ones corresponding to conventional receivers. Coherent signal-nulling receivers us ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909465

13. Single-Photon Sources and Detectors
Published: 7/27/2011
Authors: M D. Eisaman, Jingyun Fan, Alan L Migdall, Sergey V Polyakov
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 curre ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906973

14. Introduction to special issue on single-photon technologies
Published: 3/10/2011
Authors: Alan L Migdall, Sergey V Polyakov, Jingyun Fan, Ivo Pietro Degiovanni, Jessica Cheung
Abstract: This special issue accompanies the 4th international conference on single-photon technologies held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Boulder in November 2009. This community has met every two years at national metrology ins ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=907536

15. Experimental realization of a low-noise heralded single photon source
Published: 1/17/2011
Authors: Alan L Migdall, Sergey V Polyakov, Marco Genovese, Fabrizio Piacentini, I. Ruo Berchera, Ivo P Degiovanni, Giorgio Brida
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 program ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906225

16. Frequency-bin Entangled Comb of Photon Pairs From a Silicon-on-Insulator Micro-Resonator
Published: 1/13/2011
Authors: Jun Chen, Zachary H Levine, Jingyun Fan, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: We present a quantum-mechanical theory to describe narrow-band photon- pair generation via four-wave mixing in a Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) micro- resonator. We also provide design principles for efficient photon-pair generation in an SOI mic ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906297

17. Generation of optical coherent-state superpositions by number-resolved photon subtraction from the squeezed vacuum
Published: 9/9/2010
Authors: Thomas Gerrits, Scott C Glancy, Tracy S. Clement, Brice R. Calkins, Adriana Eleni Lita, Aaron Miller, Aaron J. Miller, Alan L Migdall, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P Mirin, Emanuel H Knill
Abstract: We have created heralded coherent-state superpositions (CSSs) by subtracting up to three photons from a pulse of squeezed vacuum light. To produce such CSSs at a sufficient rate, we used our high-efficiency photon-number-resolving transition edge sen ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=903231

18. Generation of optical Schrödinger cat states by number-resolved squeezed photon subtraction
Published: 7/23/2010
Authors: Thomas Gerrits, Scott C Glancy, Tracy S. Clement, Brice R. Calkins, Adriana Eleni Lita, Aaron J. Miller, Alan L Migdall, Aaron J Miller, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P Mirin, Emanuel H Knill
Abstract: We have generated and measured an approximation of an optical Schrödinger cat state by photon subtraction from squeezed vacuum. Figure 1 shows the experimental scheme. Photons are probabilistically subtracted from squeezed vacuum and detected with a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=907588

19. Enhancing Image Contrast Using Coherent States and Photon Number Resolving Detectors
Published: 3/15/2010
Authors: Aaron Pearlman, Alexander E. Ling, Elizabeth A Goldschmidt, Jingyun Fan, Christoph Wildfeuer, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: We experimentally map the transverse profile of diffraction-limited beams using photon number resolving detectors. We observe strong compression of diffracted beam profiles for high detected photon number. This effect leads to higher contrast than ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904224

20. Heralded, pure-state single-photon source based on a Potassium Titanyl Phosphate waveguide
Published: 2/15/2010
Authors: Zachary H Levine, Jingyun Fan, Jun Chen, Alexander E. Ling, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: WWe analyze the generation of single spatial mode, spectrally uncorrelated photon pairs via type II spontaneous parametric downconversion in a Potassium Titanyl Phosphate (KTP) waveguide using real experimental parameters. We show that this source ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904223



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