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Search Publications by: Adriana Lita (Fed)

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Demonstration of Superconducting Optoelectronic Single-Photon Synapses

October 6, 2022
Saeed Khan, Bryce Primavera, Jeff Chiles, Adam McCaughan, Sonia Buckley, Alexander Tait, Adriana Lita, John Biesecker, Anna Fox, David Olaya, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Jeff Shainline
Superconducting optoelectronic hardware is being explored as a path towards artificial spiking neural networks with unprecedented scales of complexity and computational ability. Such hardware combines integrated-photonic components for few-photon, light

Quantum computational advantage with a programmable photonic processor

June 1, 2022
L.S. Madsen, F. Laudenbach, M.F. Askarani, F. Rortais, T. Vincent, J.F.F. Bulmer, F.M. Miatto, L. Neuhaus, L.G. Helt, Matthew Collins, Adriana Lita, Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, V.D. Vaidya, M. Menotti, I. Dhand, Zachary Vernon, N. Quesada, J. Lavoie
The demonstration of quantum computational advantage is a key milestone in the race to build a fully functional quantum computer. This milestone involves showing that a particular quantum device can perform a well-defined computational task in a manner

Single-photon detection in the mid-infrared up to 10 micron wavelength using tungsten silicide superconducting nanowire detectors

September 14, 2021
Varun Verma, Adriana Lita, Yao Zhai, Heli C. Vora, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Boris Korzh, Alex Walter, Ryan Briggs, Marco Colangelo, Emma Wollman, Andrew Beyer, Jason Allmaras, D. Zhu, Ekkehart Schmidt, A. G. Kozorezov, Matthew Shaw
We developed superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) based on tungsten silicide (WSi) that show saturated internal detection efficiency up to a wavelength of 10 um. These detectors are promising for applications in the mid-infrared

Quantum circuits with many photons on a programmable nanophotonic chip

April 19, 2021
Adriana Lita, Sae Woo Nam, Thomas Gerrits, J. M. Arrazola, V. Bergholm, K Bradler, T R. Bromley, M J. Collins, I Dhand, A Fumagalli, A Goussev, L G. Helt, J Hundal, T Isacsson, R B. Israel, N Quesada, V D. Vaidya, Z Vernon, Y Zhang
Growing interest in quantum computing for practical applications has led to a surge in the availability of programmable machines for loading and executing quantum algorithms. Photonic quantum computers have been limited either to non-deterministic

Recent advances in superconducting nanowire single-photon detector technology for exoplanet transit spectroscopy in the mid-infrared

January 12, 2021
Varun Verma, Jeff Chiles, Adriana Lita, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Yao Zhai, Adam McCaughan, Emma Wollman, Alexander Walter, Boris Korzh, Jason Allmaras, Ekkehart Schmidt, S. Frasca, Matthew Shaw
Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors, or SNSPDs, have become the highest-performing class of single-photon detectors in the near-IR. At telecom wavelengths, SNSPDs have demonstrated detection effi- ciency above 95%, intrinsic dark count rates

Superconducting microwire detectors with single-photon sensitivity in the near-infrared

June 16, 2020
Jeffrey T. Chiles, Sonia M. Buckley, Adriana E. Lita, Varun B. Verma, Jeffrey M. Shainline, Richard P. Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Jason Allmaras, Boris Korzh, Emma Wollman, Matthew Shaw
We report on the fabrication and characterization of single-photon-sensitive WSi superconducting detectors with wire widths from 1 υm to 3 υm. The devices achieve saturated internal detection efficiency at 1.55 υm wavelength and exhibit maximum count rates

Quantum-enhanced interferometry with large heralded photon-number states

June 14, 2020
G Thekkadath, M.E. Mycroft, B.A. Bell, C.G. Wade, A. Eckstein, David Phillips, R.B Patel, A. Buraczewski, Adriana Lita, Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, M. Stobinska, A.I. Lvovsky, Ian Walmsley
Quantum phenomena such as entanglement can improve fundamental limits on the sensitivity of a measurement probe. In optical interferometry, a probe consisting of N entangled photons provides up to a sqrt(N) enhancement in phase sensitivity compared to a

A kilopixel array of superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors

November 18, 2019
Varun Verma, Adriana Lita, Sae Woo Nam, R P. Mirin, Emma Wollman, William Farr, Matthew Shaw
We present a 1024-element imaging array of superconducting nanowire single photon detectors (SNSPDs) using a 32x32 row-column multiplexing architecture. Large arrays are desirable for applications such as imaging, spectroscopy, or particle detection.

Quantum interference enables constant-time quantum information processing

July 19, 2019
Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, Adriana E. Lita, M. Stobinska, A. Buraczewski, M. Moore, W.R. Clements, J.J. Renema, W.S. Kolthammer, A. Eckstein, I.A. Walmsley
It is an open question how fast information processing can be performed and whether quantum effects can speed up the best existing solutions. Signal extraction, analysis, and compression in diagnostics, astronomy, chemistry, and broadcasting build on the

Integrated transition edge sensors on lithium niobate waveguides

May 7, 2019
Thomas Gerrits, Adriana Lita, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Jan P. Hoepker, Stephan Krapick, Harald Herrmann, Raimund Ricken, Victor Quiring, Christine Silberhorn, Tim J. Bartley
We show the proof-of-principle detection of light at 1550 nm coupled evanescently from a lithium niobate waveguide to a superconducting transition edge sensor. The coupling efficiency strongly depends on the polarization, the overlap between the evanescent

Indistinguishable single-mode photons from spectrally engineered biphotons

April 15, 2019
Thomas Gerrits, Adriana E. Lita, Sae Woo Nam, Changchen Chen, Jane Heyes, Kyung-Han Hong, Jeffrey Shapiro, Franco N. Wong
We use pulsed spontaneous parametric down-conversion in KTiOPO4, with a Gaussian phasematching function and a transform-limited Gaussian pump, to achieve near-unity spectral purity in heralded single photons at telecommunication wavelength. Theory shows

Multi-pulse fitting of transition edge sensor signals from a near-infrared continuous-wave source

December 11, 2018
Thomas Gerrits, Adriana E. Lita, Sae Woo Nam, Jianwei Lee, Lijiong Shen, Alessandro Cere, Christian Kurtsiefer
Transition-edge sensors (TESs) are photon-number resolving calorimetric spectrometers with near unit efficiency. Their recovery time, which is on the order of microseconds, limits the number resolving ability and timing accuracy in high photon-flux

Approximating vibronic spectroscopy with imperfect quantum optics

November 23, 2018
W.R. Clements, Jelmer Renema, Andreas Eckstein, Antonio A. Valido, Adriana Lita, Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, Steven Kolthammer, Joonsuk Huh
We study the impact of experimental imperfections on a recently proposed protocol for performing quantum simulations of vibronic spectroscopy. Specifically, we propose a method for quantifying the impact of these imperfections, optimizing an experiment to

Randomness Extraction from Bell Violation with Continuous Parametric Down-Conversion

October 9, 2018
Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, Adriana Lita, Lijiong Shen, Jianwei Lee, Le Phuc Thinh, Jean-Daniel Bancal, Alessandro Cere
We present a violation of the CHSH inequality without the fair sampling assumption with a continuously pumped photon pairs source combined with two high efficiency superconducting detectors. Due to the continuous nature of the source, the choice of the

UV superconducting nanowire single-photondetectors with high efficiency, low noise, and4 K operating temperature

October 18, 2017
Varun Verma, Adriana Lita, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Emma Wollman, Andrew Beyer, Ryan Briggs, Francesco Marsili, Jason Allmaras, Matthew Shaw
For photon-counting applications at ultraviolet wavelengths, there are currently nodetectors that combine high efficiency (> 50%), sub-nanosecond timing resolution, and sub-Hz dark count rates. Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) have

Towards integrated superconducting detectors on lithium niobate waveguides

August 29, 2017
Jan P. Hoepker, Moritz Bartnick, Evan Meyer-Scott, Frederik Thiele, Stephan Krapick, Nicola Montaut, Matteo Santandrea, Harald Herrmann, Sebastian Lengeling, Raimund Ricken, Victor Quiring, Torsten Meier, Adriana Lita, Varun Verma, Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, Christine Silberhorn, Tim J. Bartley
Superconducting detectors are now well-established tools for low-light optics, and in particular quantum optics, boasting high-efficiency, fast response and low noise. Similarly, lithium niobate is an important platform for integrated optics given its

Identification of nonclassical properties of light with multiplexing layouts

July 6, 2017
Jan Sperling, Andreas Eckstein, W.R. Clements, Meritt Moore, Jelmer Renema, Steven Kolthammer, Sae Woo Nam, Adriana Lita, Thomas Gerrits, Ian Walmsley, G.S. Agarwal, Wolfgang Vogel
In our work, we introduce and apply a detector-independent method to uncover nonclassicality. In this contribution, we extend those techniques and give more details on the performed nalysis. We derive the general structure of the positive-operator-valued

Coherent quantum frequency bridge: phase preserving, nearly-noiseless parametric frequency converter

May 3, 2017
Ivan A. Burenkov, Yu-Hsiang Cheng, Tim O. Thomay, Glenn S. Solomon, Alan L. Migdall, Thomas Gerrits, Adriana E. Lita, Sae Woo Nam, Lynden K. Shalm, Sergey V. Polyakov
We characterize an efficient and nearly-noiseless parametric frequency upconverter. The ultra- low noise regime is reached by the wide spectral separation between the input and pump frequencies and the low pump frequency relative to the input photons. The

Detector-Independent Verification of Quantum Light

April 21, 2017
Jan Sperling, W.R. Clements, Andreas Eckstein, Meritt Moore, Jelmer Renema, Steven Kolthammer, Sae Woo Nam, Adriana Lita, Thomas Gerrits, Wolfgang Vogel, G.S. Agarwal, Ian Walmsley
We introduce a method for the verification of nonclassical light which is independent of the complex interaction between the generated light and the material of the detectors, which are in our work superconducting transition-edge sensors. This is achieved

Demonstration of EPR steering using single-photon path entanglement and displacement-based detection

August 12, 2016
T Guerreiro, F. Monteiro, A Martin, J B. Brask, T Vertesi, Boris Korzh, Felix Bussieres, Varun Verma, Adriana Lita, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Francesco Marsili, Matthew D. Shaw, Nicolas Gisin, Nicolas Brunner, Hugo Zbinden, Robert Thew
We demonstrate the violation of an EPR steering inequality developed for single photon path entanglement with displacement-based detection. We use a high-rate source of heralded single-photon path-entangled states, combined with high efficiency

High-efficiency superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors fabricated from MoSi thin-films

December 22, 2015
Varun B. Verma, Boris Korzh, Felix Bussieres, Robert D. Horansky, Shellee D. Dyer, Adriana E. Lita, Igor Vayshenker, Francesco Marsili, Matthew D. Shaw, Hugo Zbinden, Richard P. Mirin, Sae Woo Nam
We report on MoSi SNSPDs which achieved high system detection efficiency (87.1 ± 0.5% at 1542 nm) at 0.7 K and we demonstrate that these detectors can also be operated with saturated internal efficiency at a temperature of 2.3 K in a Gifford-McMahon

A significant-loophole-free test of Bell's theorem with entangled photons

December 16, 2015
Marissa Giustina, Marijn Versteegh, Soren Wengerowsky, Johannes Handsteiner, Armin Hochrainer, Kevin Phelan, Fabian Steinlechner, Johannes Koffler, Larsson Jan-Ake, Carlos Abellan, Waldimar Amaya, Valerio Pruneri, Morgan Mitchell, Joern Beyer, Thomas Gerrits, Adriana Lita, Krister Shalm, Sae Woo Nam, Thomas Scheidl, Rupert Ursin, Bernhard Wittmann, Anton Zeilinger
Local realism is the worldview in which physical properties of objects exist independently of measurement and where physical influences cannot travel faster than the speed of light. Bell's theorem states that this worldview is incompatible with the

A strong loophole-free test of local realism

December 16, 2015
Lynden K. Shalm, Evan Meyer-Scott, B. G. Christensen, Peter L. Bierhorst, Michael A. Wayne, Deny Hamel, Martin J. Stevens, Thomas Gerrits, Scott C. Glancy, Michael S. Allman, Kevin J. Coakley, Shellee D. Dyer, Adriana E. Lita, Varun B. Verma, Joshua C. Bienfang, Alan L. Migdall, Yanbao Zhang, William Farr, Francesco Marsili, Matthew D. Shaw, Jeffrey Stern, Carlos Abellan, Waldimar Amaya, Valerio Pruneri, Thomas Jennewein, Morgan Mitchell, P. G. Kwiat, Richard P. Mirin, Emanuel H. Knill, Sae Woo Nam
We present a loophole-free violation of local realism using entangled photon pairs. We ensure that all relevant events in our Bell test are spacelike separated by placing the parties far enough apart and by using fast random number generators and high