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Heralding of telecommunication photon pairs with a superconducting single photon detector

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Author(s)

Martin A. Jaspan, Jonathan L. Habif, Sae Woo Nam, Robert Hadfield

Abstract

Experiments involving entangled photon pairs created via spontaneous parametric down conversion typically use wavelengths in the visible regime. The extension of a photonic quantum information link to a fiber optical network requires that entangled pairs be created at elecommunication wavelengths 1550 nm, for which photon counting detector technology is inferior to visible detection, in particular, low coincidence detection rates of correlated-photon pairs. We demonstrate a correlated-photon pair measurement using the superconducting single photon detector in a heralding scheme that can be used to substantially improve the correlated-photon detection rate.
Citation
Applied Physics Letters
Volume
89
Issue
3

Keywords

entanglement, heralding, single photon detector

Citation

Jaspan, M. , Habif, J. , Nam, S. and Hadfield, R. (2006), Heralding of telecommunication photon pairs with a superconducting single photon detector, Applied Physics Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=32145 (Accessed May 24, 2024)

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Created July 18, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021