Peters, Nicholas A ; Arnold, Keith J ; VanDevender, Aaron P ; Jeffrey, Evan R ; Rangarajan, Radhika ; Hosten, OnurIST Austria ; Barreiro, Julio T ; Altepeter, Joseph B ; Kwiat, Paul G
A source of single photons allows secure quantum key distribution, in addition, to being a critical resource for linear optics quantum computing. We describe our progress on deterministically creating single photons from spontaneous parametric downconversion, an extension of the Pittman, Jacobs and Franson scheme [Phys. Rev A, v66, 042303 (2002)]. Their idea was to conditionally prepare single photons by measuring one member of a spontaneously emitted photon pair and storing the remaining conditionally prepared photon until a predetermined time, when it would be "deterministically" released from storage. Our approach attempts to improve upon this by recycling the pump pulse in order to decrease the possibility of multiple-pair generation, while maintaining a high probability of producing a single pair. Many of the challenges we discuss are central to other quantum information technologies, including the need for low-loss optical storage, switching and detection, and fast feed-forward control.
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging
Peters N, Arnold K, Vandevender A, et al. Towards a quasi-deterministic single-photon source. In: Vol 6305. SPIE; 2006. doi:10.1117/12.684702
Peters, N., Arnold, K., Vandevender, A., Jeffrey, E., Rangarajan, R., Hosten, O., … Kwiat, P. (2006). Towards a quasi-deterministic single-photon source (Vol. 6305). Presented at the Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging, SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.684702
Peters, Nicholas, Keith Arnold, Aaron Vandevender, Evan Jeffrey, Radhika Rangarajan, Onur Hosten, Julio Barreiro, Joseph Altepeter, and Paul Kwiat. “Towards a Quasi-Deterministic Single-Photon Source,” Vol. 6305. SPIE, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.684702.
N. Peters et al., “Towards a quasi-deterministic single-photon source,” presented at the Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging, 2006, vol. 6305.
Peters N, Arnold K, Vandevender A, Jeffrey E, Rangarajan R, Hosten O, Barreiro J, Altepeter J, Kwiat P. 2006. Towards a quasi-deterministic single-photon source. Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging, Proc. SPIE, vol. 6305.
Peters, Nicholas, et al. Towards a Quasi-Deterministic Single-Photon Source. Vol. 6305, SPIE, 2006, doi:10.1117/12.684702.