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Thomas Gerrits (Fed)

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A self-validated detector for characterization of quantum network components

May 7, 2022
Anouar Rahmouni, Thomas Gerrits, Alan Migdall, Oliver T. Slattery, Ping-Shine Shaw, Joseph P. Rice
We are developing a nearly polarization-independent, low-cost optical trap detector between 1000 nm and 1550 nm for optical power measurements. A NIST-traceable optical power calibration of this trap detector showed a promising result.

White Rabbit-assisted quantum network node synchronization with quantum channel coexistence

May 7, 2022
Thomas Gerrits, Ivan Burenkov, Ya-Shian Li-Baboud, Anouar Rahmouni, DJ Anand, FNU Hala, Oliver T. Slattery, Abdella Battou, Sergey Polyakov
We show that the Ethernet-based time transfer protocol 'White Rabbit' can synchronize two distant quantum-networked nodes to within 4 ps, enabling HOM interference at >90 % visibility using 17.6 ps FWHM single-photons coexisting with White Rabbit.

Mixture model analysis of Transition Edge Sensor pulse height spectra

December 9, 2021
Kevin J. Coakley, Jolene D. Splett, Thomas Gerrits
To calibrate an optical transition edge sensor, for each pulse of the light source (e.g., pulsed laser), one must determine the ratio of the expected number of photons that deposit energy and the expected number of photons created by the laser. Based on

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

Calibration of free-space and fiber-coupled single-photon detectors

September 14, 2020
Thomas Gerrits, Alan L. Migdall, Joshua C. Bienfang, John H. Lehman, Sae Woo Nam, Oliver T. Slattery, Jolene D. Splett, Igor Vayshenker, Chih-Ming Wang
We present our measurements of the detection efficiency of free-space and fiber-coupled single- photon detectors at wavelengths near 851 nm and 1533.6 nm. We investigate the spatial uniformity of one free-space-coupled silicon single-photon avalanche diode

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

Calibration of free-space and fiber-coupled single-photon detectors

December 20, 2019
Thomas Gerrits, Alan L. Migdall, Joshua C. Bienfang, John H. Lehman, Sae Woo Nam, Jolene D. Splett, Igor Vayshenker, Chih-Ming Wang
We measure the detection efficiency of single-photon detectors at wavelengths near 851 nm and 1533.6 nm. We investigate the spatial uniformity of one free-space-coupled single-photon avalanche diode and present a comparison between fusion-spliced and

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

Towards a source of entangled photon pairs in gallium phosphide

May 9, 2019
Paulina S. Kuo, Peter G. Schunemann, Mackenzie Van Camp, Varun B. Verma, Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P. Mirin
We investigate parametric down-conversion in orientation-patterned GaP. Pumped at 865 nm, the signal and idler are at 1350 nm and 2400 nm, respectively.

Generating polarization-entangled photon pairs in domain-engineered PPLN

May 7, 2019
Paulina S. Kuo, Varun B. Verma, Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P. Mirin
Using a periodically poled LiNbO3 crystal that is domain-engineered for two simultaneous type-II down-conversion processes, we demonstrated polarization-entangled photon-pair generation.

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

Short-wave infrared compressive imaging of single photons

June 6, 2018
Thomas Gerrits, Daniel Lum, Varun B. Verma, John Howell, Richard P. Mirin, Sae Woo Nam
We present a short-wave infrared (SWIR) single photon camera based on a single superconducting nanowire single photon detector (SNSPD) and compressive imaging. We show SWIR single photon imaging at a megapixel resolution with a low signal-to-background

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

A telecom-band cavity-enhanced single-photon source with high klyshko efficiencies

May 18, 2017
Thomas Gerrits, Lu Xiyuan, Steven Rogers, W C. Wiang, Sae Woo Nam, Qiang Lin
We develop an on-chip telecom-band single-photon source with Klyshko efficiencies up to 48%, the highest value for cavity-enhanced photon sources. For the first time, we relate Klyshko efficiency to high-order correlations and verify this relation