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Search Publications by: Lijun Ma (Fed)

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Frequency Correlated Bi-Photon Spectroscopy using a Tunable Up-Conversion Detector

May 21, 2013
Oliver T. Slattery, Lijun Ma, Paulina S. Kuo, Yong-Su Kim, Xiao Tang
We demonstrated a scheme for frequency correlated bi-photon spectroscopy using a strongly non- degenerate down-conversion source and a tunable up-conversion detector. In this scheme, the spectral function at one wavelength range of a remote object can be

Single photon frequency up-conversion and its applications

October 12, 2012
Lijun Ma, Oliver T. Slattery, Xiao Tang
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has adapted a frequency up-conversion technique to develop highly efficient and sensitive single photon detectors and spectrometer for use at telecommunications wavelengths. The NIST team used these

Dual-channel, single-photon upconversion detector at 1.3 mm

August 3, 2012
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

Dual-channel, single-photon upconversion detector at 1300 nm

August 3, 2012
Paulina Kuo, Jason S. Pelc, Oliver T. Slattery, Lijun Ma, Martin M. Fejer, Xiao Tang
We show a dual-channel, upconversion detector at 1.3-m-wavelength based on phasemodulated periodically poled LiNbO3, and use it for wavelength- to time-division multiplexing to achieve high data rates, useful for quantum key distribution.

Single Photon Detection Using Frequency Up-conversion with Pulse Pumping

September 1, 2011
Lijun Ma, Oliver T. Slattery, Xiao Tang
This chapter delivers a general overview of the theoretical and experimental results of single photon up-conversion detectors with pulse pumping. After a brief introduction, we provide a detailed coverage of several key applications of up-conversion

Temporal Correlation of Photons Following Frequency Up-conversion

May 23, 2011
Lijun Ma, Matthew T. Rakher, Martin Stevens, Oliver T. Slattery, Kartik Srinivasan, Xiao Tang
We demonstrate an approach to measure temporal correlations of photons in the near infrared range using frequency up-conversion. In this approach, the near infrared signal photons are converted into the visible range, in which highly efficient silicon

Multi-wavelength Pumping Technique for Up-conversion Single-photon Detectors

May 1, 2011
Lijun Ma, Joshua Bienfang, Oliver T. Slattery, Xiao Tang
We propose a multi-wavelength pumping technique to improve temporal resolution of up-conversion single-photon detectors. By using two-wavelength pumping we doubled the date rate of a quantum system beyond its original limitation.

Frequency Up-conversion Single Photon Detectors for Quantum Communication Systems

April 27, 2011
Lijun Ma, Oliver T. Slattery, Xiao Tang, Joshua Bienfang
Frequency up-conversion technology can be used to increase detection efficiency for near infrared photons, as has been demonstrated in fiber-based quantum communication systems. In a continuous wave pumped up-conversion detector, the temporal resolution is

Up-conversion Single-photon Detector Using Multi-wavelength Sampling Techniques

March 8, 2011
Lijun Ma, Joshua Bienfang, Oliver T. Slattery, Xiao Tang
The maximum achievable data-rate of a quantum communication system can be critically limited by the efficiency and temporal resolution of the system s single-photon detectors. Frequency up-conversion technology can be used to increase detection efficiency

An Application of Quantum Networks for Secure Video Surveillance

February 1, 2011
Alan Mink, Lijun Ma, Xiao Tang, Barry J. Hershman
In this chapter we have discussed the QKD protocol and its potential to secure video surveillance applications. We have shown examples of a QKD implementation along with reference to other implementations. We have also shown some innovations that can

Ultra Low Dark-count-rate Up-conversion Single Photon Detector

November 7, 2010
Xiao Tang, Lijun Ma, Oliver T. Slattery
We have demonstrated an ultra low noise up-conversion single photon detector using a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide. The dark count rate of this detector is lower than 100 counts/second with 10% detection efficiency.

Study on Noise Reduction in Up-conversion Single Photon Detectors

September 9, 2010
Lijun Ma, Oliver T. Slattery, Xiao Tang
Up-conversion single photon detector technology has been established as efficient for photons in near infrared range. However, its dark count rate is a major concern for some applications in quantum optics. We have theoretically and experimentally studied

Ultra Sensitive NIR Spectrometer Based on Frequency Up-conversion Detector

April 7, 2010
Lijun Ma, Oliver T. Slattery, Xiao Tang
We developed a spectrometer for signals at single photon levels in the near infrared (NIR) region based on a tunable up-conversion detector. This detector uses a 5-cm periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide to convert NIR photons to a shorter

Grating-Enhanced Narrow-Band Spontaneous Parametric Down Conversion

March 10, 2010
Xiao Tang, Lijun Ma
We propose a new method to narrow the linewidth of entangled photons from spontaneous parametric down conversion incorporated with an internal Bragg grating. We study and show that it is a promising way to generate narrow-line entangled photons.