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Title: Heralded single-photon generation using imperfect single-photon sources and a two-photon-absorbing medium

Abstract

We propose a setup for a heralded, i.e., announced generation of a pure single-photon state given two imperfect sources whose outputs are represented by mixtures of the single-photon Fock state [1> with the vacuum [0>. Our purification scheme uses beam splitters, photodetection, and a two-photon-absorbing medium. The admixture of the vacuum is fully eliminated. We discuss two potential realizations of the scheme.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1]
  1. Fachbereich Physik, Universitaet Konstanz, D-78457 Constance (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20786876
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.032327; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ENERGY LEVELS; MIXTURES; MULTI-PHOTON PROCESSES; OPTICS; PHOTONS; QUANTUM MECHANICS

Citation Formats

Konrad, Thomas, Scherer, Artur, Nock, Michael, and Audretsch, Juergen. Heralded single-photon generation using imperfect single-photon sources and a two-photon-absorbing medium. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Konrad, Thomas, Scherer, Artur, Nock, Michael, & Audretsch, Juergen. Heralded single-photon generation using imperfect single-photon sources and a two-photon-absorbing medium. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Konrad, Thomas, Scherer, Artur, Nock, Michael, and Audretsch, Juergen. Wed . "Heralded single-photon generation using imperfect single-photon sources and a two-photon-absorbing medium". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
@article{osti_20786876,
title = {Heralded single-photon generation using imperfect single-photon sources and a two-photon-absorbing medium},
author = {Konrad, Thomas and Scherer, Artur and Nock, Michael and Audretsch, Juergen},
abstractNote = {We propose a setup for a heralded, i.e., announced generation of a pure single-photon state given two imperfect sources whose outputs are represented by mixtures of the single-photon Fock state [1> with the vacuum [0>. Our purification scheme uses beam splitters, photodetection, and a two-photon-absorbing medium. The admixture of the vacuum is fully eliminated. We discuss two potential realizations of the scheme.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 3,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}