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1. Photon-Number-Resolved Detection of Photon-Subtracted Thermal Light
Published: 6/18/2013
Authors: Jingyun Fan, Yanhua Zhai, Francisco Elohim Becerra Chavez, Boris L. Glebov, Adriana Eleni Lita, Brice Robert 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913421

2. Demonstrating a High Symmetric Single-Photon Heralding Efficiency in Spontaneous Parametric Downconversion
Published: 5/6/2013
Authors: Marcelo Pereira, Francisco Elohim 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913209

3. Single-photon detection efficiency up to 50% at 1310 nm with an InGaAs/InP avalanche diode gated at 1.25 GHz
Published: 4/10/2013
Authors: Alessandro Restelli, Joshua C Bienfang, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: We describe a gated Geiger-mode single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) detection system in which both gating and avalanche discrimination are implemented by coherent addition of discrete harmonics of the fundamental gate frequency. With amplitude a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913194

4. Experimental demonstration of a receiver beating the standard quantum limit for multiple nonorthogonal coherent-state discrimination
Published: 1/6/2013
Authors: Francisco Elohim Becerra Chavez, Jingyun Fan, Gerald Baumgartner, Julius Goldhar, Jonathan Kosloski, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: The measurement of the state of a quantum system with inherent quantum uncertainty (noise) approaching the ultimate physical limits is of both technological and fundamental interest. Quantum noise prevents any mutually nonorthogonal quantum states ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912063

5. An algorithm for finding clusters with a known distribution and its application to photon-number resolution using a superconducting transition-edge sensor
Published: 7/20/2012
Authors: Zachary H Levine, Thomas Gerrits, Alan L Migdall, Daniel Victor Samarov, Brice Robert Calkins, Adriana Eleni Lita, Sae Woo Nam
Abstract: Improving photon-number resolution of single-photon sensitive detectors is important for many applications, as is extending the range of such detectors. Here we seek improved resolution for a particular Superconducting Transition-Edge Sensor (TES) t ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911195

6. M-ary state phase-shift keying discrimination below the homodyne limit
Published: 12/22/2011
Authors: Francisco Elohim Becerra Chavez, Jingyun Fan, Gerald Baumgartner, Sergey V Polyakov, Julius Goldhar, Jonathan Kosloski, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: We investigate a strategy for M-ary discrimination of nonorthogonal phase states with error rates below the homodyne limit. This strategy uses feed forward to update a reference field and Signal nulling for the state discriminati ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908874

7. State Discriminiation Signal Nulling Receivers
Published: 9/6/2011
Authors: Francisco Elohim 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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



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