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Tailoring Single-Photon and Multiphoton Probabilities of a Single-Photon On-Demand Source

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Author(s)

Alan L. Migdall, D A. Branning, Stefania Castelletto

Abstract

As currently implemented, single photon sources cannot be made to produce single photons with high probability, while simultaneously suppressing the probability of yielding two or more photons. Because of this, single photon sources cannot really produce single photons on demand. We describe a multiplexed system that allows the probabilities of producing one and more photons to be adjusted independently, enabling a much better approximation of a source of single photons on demand.
Citation
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Volume
66
Issue
No. 5

Keywords

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

Citation

Migdall, A. , Branning, D. and Castelletto, S. (2002), Tailoring Single-Photon and Multiphoton Probabilities of a Single-Photon On-Demand Source, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=841613 (Accessed May 28, 2024)

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Created November 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017