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Single-Photon Sources: Approaching the Ideal through Multiplexing

Published

Author(s)

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

Abstract

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.
Citation
Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume
91

Keywords

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

Citation

Migdall, A. , Meyer-Scott, E. and Silberhorn, C. (2020), Single-Photon Sources: Approaching the Ideal through Multiplexing, Review of Scientific Instruments, [online], https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0003320 (Accessed December 6, 2022)
Created April 29, 2020, Updated September 30, 2020