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Publication Citation: Demonstrating a High Symmetric Single-Photon Heralding Efficiency in Spontaneous Parametric Downconversion

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Author(s): Marcelo Pereira; Francisco E. Becerra Chavez; Boris L. Glebov; Jingyun Fan; Sae Woo Nam; Alan L. Migdall;
Title: Demonstrating a High Symmetric Single-Photon Heralding Efficiency in Spontaneous Parametric Downconversion
Published: May 06, 2013
Abstract: We demonstrate a symmetric, single-spatial mode, single-photon heralding efficiency of 84% for a type-II spontaneous parametric downconversion process. This achievement of high efficiency, single-spatial mode collection is key to enabling many quantum information processing and quantum metrology applications.
Citation: Optics Letters
Volume: 38
Issue: 10
Pages: pp. 1609 - 1611
Keywords: single photon; quantum information; single mode; photon; heralding efficiency; entanglement; quantum mechanics
Research Areas: Entanglement, Quantum Optics, Quantum Information, Single Photon Detectors, Entangled Photons, Quantum Devices, Single Photon Sources, Physics, Quantum Communications, Quantum Key Distribution, Quantum Physics
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