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Coupling efficiencies in single photon on-demand sources
Author(s): Stefania Castelletto; Ivo Pietro Degiovanni; Michael Ware; Alan L. Migdall
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Paper Abstract

Many quantum computation and communication schemes require, or would significantly benefit from, true sources of single photon on-demand (SPOD). Unfortunately, such sources do not exist. It is becoming increasingly clear that coupling photons out of a SPOD source will be a limiting factor in many SPOD implementations. In particular, coupling these source outputs into optical fibers (usually single mode fibers) is often the preferred method for handling this light. We investigate the practical limits to this coupling as relates to parametric downconversion, an important starting point for many SPOD schemes. We also explored whether it is possible to optimize the engineering of the downconversion sources to improve on this coupling. We present our latest results in this area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5161, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging, (3 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.504773
Show Author Affiliations
Stefania Castelletto, Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris (Italy)
Ivo Pietro Degiovanni, Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris (Italy)
Michael Ware, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Alan L. Migdall, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5161:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih, Editor(s)

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