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Experimental realization of a low-noise heralded single-photon source

TitleExperimental realization of a low-noise heralded single-photon source
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsG. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, A. L. Migdall, F. Piacentini, S. V. Polyakov, and I. Ruo Berchera
JournalOptics Express
Date Publishedjan
Keywords2011, Quantum information and processing, Quantum optics, Single Fellow

We present a heralded single-photon source with a much lower level of unwanted background photons in the output channel by using the herald photon to control a shutter in the heralded channel. The shutter is implemented using a simple field programable gate array controlled optical switch.


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