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A Single Photon On-Demand Source With Decoupled Single and Multiphoton Probabilities: Initial Results

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Author(s)

Alan L. Migdall, D A. Branning, Stefania Castelletto, M J. Ware

Abstract

As currently implemented, single photon sources cannot be made to producesingle photons with high probability, while simultaneously suppressingthe probability of yielding two or more photons. Because of this, single photonsources cannot really produce single photons on demand. We describe amultiplexed system that allows the probabilities of producing one and morephotons to be adjusted independently, enabling a much better approximationof a source of single photons on demand.
Proceedings Title
Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing | 6th | | Rinton Press
Conference Dates
July 22-26, 2002
Conference Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing

Keywords

correlated photons, parametric downconversion, photon counting, photon on demand, quantum communication, quantum cryptography, single photons

Citation

Migdall, A. , Branning, D. , Castelletto, S. and Ware, M. (2003), A Single Photon On-Demand Source With Decoupled Single and Multiphoton Probabilities: Initial Results, Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing | 6th | | Rinton Press, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=841680 (Accessed June 25, 2024)

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Created April 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017