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Single-Photon Sources: Approaching the Ideal through Multiplexing



Alan L. Migdall, Evan Meyer-Scott, Christine Silberhorn


We review the rapid recent progress in single-photon sources based on multiplexing multiple probabilistic photon-creation events. Such multiplexing allows higher single-photon probabilities and lower contamination from higher-order photon states. We study the requirements for multiplexed sources and compare various approaches to multiplexing using different degrees of freedom.
Review of Scientific Instruments


single photon, single-photon source, quantum information, metrology, heralded photon source, single-photon detection


Migdall, A. , Meyer-Scott, E. and Silberhorn, C. (2020), Single-Photon Sources: Approaching the Ideal through Multiplexing, Review of Scientific Instruments, [online], (Accessed May 19, 2024)


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Created April 29, 2020, Updated September 30, 2020