Abstract

A recent paper [J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1633 (2007)] reports the gain and sensitivity of a time-resolved fluorescence spectrometer based on parametric amplification. We question the claimed detection limit and explanation for the unusual temporal shape of the measured signal at very low levels of fluorescence. We provide an alternative explanation for the observations. Several other points are also clarified.

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  1. X.-F. Han, X.-H. Chen, Y.-X. Weng, and J.-Y. Zhang, “Ultrasensitive femtosecond time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy for relaxation processes by using parametric amplification,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1633-1638 (2007).
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]

2007

2005

P. Fita, Y. Stepanenko, and C. Radzewicz, “Femtosecond transient fluorescence spectrometer based on parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 021909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2002

F. Treussart, R. Alléaume, V. Le Floc'h, L. T. Xiao, J.-M. Courty and J.-F. Roch, “Direct measurement of the photon statistics of a triggered single photon source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 093601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1984

D. V. O'Connor and D. Phillips, Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (Academic, 1984).

Alléaume, R.

F. Treussart, R. Alléaume, V. Le Floc'h, L. T. Xiao, J.-M. Courty and J.-F. Roch, “Direct measurement of the photon statistics of a triggered single photon source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 093601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Chen, X.-H.

Courty, J.-M.

F. Treussart, R. Alléaume, V. Le Floc'h, L. T. Xiao, J.-M. Courty and J.-F. Roch, “Direct measurement of the photon statistics of a triggered single photon source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 093601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Fita, P.

P. Fita, Y. Stepanenko, and C. Radzewicz, “Femtosecond transient fluorescence spectrometer based on parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 021909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Floc'h, V. Le

F. Treussart, R. Alléaume, V. Le Floc'h, L. T. Xiao, J.-M. Courty and J.-F. Roch, “Direct measurement of the photon statistics of a triggered single photon source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 093601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Han, X.-F.

O'Connor, D. V.

D. V. O'Connor and D. Phillips, Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (Academic, 1984).

Phillips, D.

D. V. O'Connor and D. Phillips, Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (Academic, 1984).

Radzewicz, C.

P. Fita, Y. Stepanenko, and C. Radzewicz, “Femtosecond transient fluorescence spectrometer based on parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 021909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Roch, J.-F.

F. Treussart, R. Alléaume, V. Le Floc'h, L. T. Xiao, J.-M. Courty and J.-F. Roch, “Direct measurement of the photon statistics of a triggered single photon source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 093601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Stepanenko, Y.

P. Fita, Y. Stepanenko, and C. Radzewicz, “Femtosecond transient fluorescence spectrometer based on parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 021909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Treussart, F.

F. Treussart, R. Alléaume, V. Le Floc'h, L. T. Xiao, J.-M. Courty and J.-F. Roch, “Direct measurement of the photon statistics of a triggered single photon source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 093601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Weng, Y.-X.

Xiao, L. T.

F. Treussart, R. Alléaume, V. Le Floc'h, L. T. Xiao, J.-M. Courty and J.-F. Roch, “Direct measurement of the photon statistics of a triggered single photon source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 093601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, J.-Y.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

P. Fita, Y. Stepanenko, and C. Radzewicz, “Femtosecond transient fluorescence spectrometer based on parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 021909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Phys. Rev. Lett.

F. Treussart, R. Alléaume, V. Le Floc'h, L. T. Xiao, J.-M. Courty and J.-F. Roch, “Direct measurement of the photon statistics of a triggered single photon source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 093601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other

D. V. O'Connor and D. Phillips, Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (Academic, 1984).

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