Dual-channel, single-photon upconversion detector at 1.3 μm
Jason S. Pelc, Paulina Kuo, Oliver T. Slattery, Lijun Ma, Xiao Tang, Martin M. Fejer
We demonstrate efficient, single-photon upconversion detection of two wavelengths in the 1300-nm band. The upconversion detector is based on a phase-modulated, periodically poled LiNbO3 waveguide that simultaneously quasi-phasematches two sum-frequency-generation processes. The two channels exhibited 31% and 25% photon detection efficiency, as well as very low dark count rates (650 s-1 and 550 s-1, respectively). We investigate applications of the multi-channel upconversion detector as a beamsplitter and demultiplexer to increase the count rates before detector saturation, and to improve temporal resolution using multiplexing.
, Kuo, P.
, Slattery, O.
, Ma, L.
, Tang, X.
and Fejer, M.
Dual-channel, single-photon upconversion detector at 1.3 μm, Optics Express, [online], https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.019075, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=911440
(Accessed September 25, 2023)