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Single-Photon Sources and Detectors

Published

Author(s)

M D. Eisaman, Jingyun Fan, Alan L. Migdall, Sergey Polyakov

Abstract

We review the current status of single-photon-source and single-photon-detector technologies operating at wavelengths from the ultraviolet to the infrared. We discuss applications of these technologies to quantum communication, a field that is currently driving much of the development of single-photon sources and detectors.
Citation
Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume
82

Keywords

single-photon, photon, detectors, single-photon source, quantum information, metrology

Citation

Eisaman, M. , Fan, J. , Migdall, A. and Polyakov, S. (2011), Single-Photon Sources and Detectors, Review of Scientific Instruments, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=906973 (Accessed January 18, 2022)
Created July 26, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021