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11. Ultra-short gates improve the performance of high-speed gated single photon avalanche diodes
Published: 5/28/2014
Authors: Alessandro Restelli, Joshua C Bienfang, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: We gate a InGaAs/InP single-photon avalanche diode with a narrow periodic gate obtained by summing a 1.25 GHz sinusoid with its second and third harmonic. The temporal width (FWHM) of the gate is kept below 200 ps by adjusting relative weight of the ...

12. Hybrid Detectors
Published: 11/29/2013
Authors: Sergey V Polyakov, Alan L Migdall, Franco N.C. Wong, Ivo P Degiovanni, Ian Walmsley, Hendrik B Coldenstrodt-Ronge
Abstract: We present an overview of e orts to improve photon-counting detection systems through the use of hybrid detection techniques such as spatial- and time-multiplexing of conventional detectors, and frequency up-conversion. We review the basic operatio ...

13. Single-Photon Sources and Detectors Book: Chapter 1: Introduction
Published: 11/29/2013
Authors: Joshua C Bienfang, Jingyun Fan, Alan L Migdall, Sergey V Polyakov
Abstract: In the beginning there was light. And it was good. Not long thereafter people began to look for a comprehensive understanding of its nature. While the publication record starts o a little spotty, in the fth century BC the Greek philosopher Empedocl ...

14. Deterministic Generation of Single-Photons via Multiplexing Repetitive Parametric Downconversions
Published: 7/17/2013
Authors: Boris L. Glebov, Jingyun Fan, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: We show through Monte Carlo simulation, under realistic experimental conditions that a system which is composed of a just a few repetitive spontaneous parametric downconversion processes can approximate an on-demand single-photon source.

15. Mode reconstruction of a light field by multi-photon statistics
Published: 7/15/2013
Authors: Elizabeth A Goldschmidt, Fabrizio Piacentini, I. Ruo Berchera, Sergey V Polyakov, Silke Peters, Stefan Kuck, Giorgio Brida, Ivo Pietro Degiovanni, Alan L Migdall, Marco Genovese
Abstract: Knowing the underlying number and structure of occupied modes of a light field plays a crucial role in minimizing loss and decoherence of quantum information. Typically, full characterization of the mode structure involves a series of several separ ...

16. Photon-Number-Resolved Detection of Photon-Subtracted Thermal Light
Published: 6/18/2013
Authors: Jingyun Fan, Yanhua (Yanhua) Zhai, Francisco E. Becerra Chavez, Boris L. Glebov, Adriana Eleni Lita, Brice R. Calkins, Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: We examine the photon statistics of photon-subtracted thermal light using photonnumberresolving detection. We show the photon-number distribution transforms from a Bose-Einstein distribution to a Poisson distribution as the number of ...

17. Gigahertz-gated InGaAs SPAD system with avalanche charge sensitivity approaching the fundamental limit
Published: 5/29/2013
Authors: Alessandro Restelli, Joshua C Bienfang, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: We present an InGaAs/InP single-photon detection system operating at 1.25 GHz with detection efficiency above 50 % and per-gate afterpulse probability, measured 24.8 ns after an avalanche, below 0.2 %. The high efficiency and low afterpulse probabili ...

18. Practical implementation of a test of event-based corpuscular model as an alternative to quantum mechanics
Published: 5/8/2013
Authors: Sergey V Polyakov, Alan L Migdall, Ivo Pietro Degiovanni, Fabrizio Piacentini, Giorgio Brida, Marco Genovese, Paola Traina
Abstract: We describe in detail the first experimental test that distinguishes between an event-based corpuscular model of the interaction of photons with matter and quantum mechanics. The test looks at the interference that results as a single photon passe ...

19. Demonstrating a High Symmetric Single-Photon Heralding Efficiency in Spontaneous Parametric Downconversion
Published: 5/6/2013
Authors: Marcelo Pereira, Francisco E. Becerra Chavez, Boris L. Glebov, Jingyun Fan, Sae Woo Nam, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: We demonstrate a symmetric, single-spatial mode, single-photon heralding efficiency of 84% for a type-II spontaneous parametric downconversion process. This achievement of high efficiency, single-spatial mode collection is key to enabling many quantu ...

20. Storage and retrieval of excitations on a long-lived spin transition in a rare-earth ion-doped crystal
Published: 4/22/2013
Authors: Elizabeth A Goldschmidt, Sergey V Polyakov, Alan L Migdall, Sarah E. Beavan, Matthew J. Sellars
Abstract: We demonstrate coherent generation, storage, and retrieval of excitations on a long-lived spin transition via spontaneous Raman scattering in a rare-earth ion-doped crystal. This is the first demonstration of its kind in a solid and an enabli ...

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