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Practical single photon source for quantum communications
Author(s): Anton Zavriyev; Alexei Trifonov; P. Battle; D. Mohatt; E. Noonan; T. Roberts
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Paper Abstract

We describe a robust heralded single photon source based on parametric down conversion of CW 532-nm light in a periodically polled KTP waveguide. Low required pump power (sub-mW), reasonable operational temperature (43oC), high heralding efficiency (60%), and narrow spectral width of the heralded photons (sub-nm) make it an ideal light source for long-distance quantum communications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5815, Quantum Information and Computation III, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603470
Show Author Affiliations
Anton Zavriyev, MagiQ Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Alexei Trifonov, MagiQ Technologies, Inc. (United States)
P. Battle, AdvR, Inc. (United States)
D. Mohatt, AdvR, Inc. (United States)
E. Noonan, AdvR, Inc. (United States)
T. Roberts, AdvR, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5815:
Quantum Information and Computation III
Eric J. Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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