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D. Rosenberg, S. W. Nam, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, J. E. Nordholt, A. E. Lita, and A. J. Miller, “Quantum key distribution at telecom wavelengths with noise-free detectors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(2), 021108–021110 (2006).

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G. Di Giuseppe, M. Atatüre, M. D. Shaw, A. V. Sergienko, B. E. Saleh, M. C. Teich, A. J. Miller, S. W. Nam, and J. Martinis, “Direct observation of photon pairs at a single output port of a beam-splitter interferometer,” Phys. Rev. A 68(6), 063817 (2003).

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[CrossRef]
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G. Di Giuseppe, M. Atatüre, M. D. Shaw, A. V. Sergienko, B. E. Saleh, M. C. Teich, A. J. Miller, S. W. Nam, and J. Martinis, “Direct observation of photon pairs at a single output port of a beam-splitter interferometer,” Phys. Rev. A 68(6), 063817 (2003).

[CrossRef]

C. Wittmann, M. Takeoka, K. N. Cassemiro, M. Sasaki, G. Leuchs, and U. L. Andersen, “Demonstration of near-optimal discrimination of optical coherent states,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(21), 210501 (2008).

[CrossRef]
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[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

G. Di Giuseppe, M. Atatüre, M. D. Shaw, A. V. Sergienko, B. E. Saleh, M. C. Teich, A. J. Miller, S. W. Nam, and J. Martinis, “Direct observation of photon pairs at a single output port of a beam-splitter interferometer,” Phys. Rev. A 68(6), 063817 (2003).

[CrossRef]

D. Fukuda, G. Fujii, T. Numata, A. Yoshizawa, H. Tsuchida, H. Fujino, H. Ishii, T. Itatani, S. Inoue, and T. Zama, “Photon number resolving detection with high speed and high quantum efficiency,” Metrologia 46(4), S288–S292 (2009).

[CrossRef]

D. Fukuda, G. Fujii, T. Numata, A. Yoshizawa, H. Tsuchida, H. Fujino, H. Ishii, T. Itatani, S. Inoue, and T. Zama, “Photon number resolving detection with high speed and high quantum efficiency,” Metrologia 46(4), S288–S292 (2009).

[CrossRef]

D. Fukuda, G. Fujii, T. Numata, A. Yoshizawa, H. Tsuchida, H. Fujino, H. Ishii, T. Itatani, S. Inoue, and T. Zama, “Photon number resolving detection with high speed and high quantum efficiency,” Metrologia 46(4), S288–S292 (2009).

[CrossRef]

R. L. Cook, P. J. Martin, and J. M. Geremia, “Optical coherent state discrimination using a closed-loop quantum measurement,” Nature 446(7137), 774–777 (2007).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Rosenberg, J. W. Harrington, P. R. Rice, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, A. E. Lita, S. W. Nam, and J. E. Nordholt, “Long-Distance Decoy-State Quantum Key Distribution in Optical Fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(1), 010503 (2007).

[CrossRef]
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[CrossRef]
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D. Rosenberg, J. W. Harrington, P. R. Rice, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, A. E. Lita, S. W. Nam, and J. E. Nordholt, “Long-Distance Decoy-State Quantum Key Distribution in Optical Fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(1), 010503 (2007).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Rosenberg, S. W. Nam, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, J. E. Nordholt, A. E. Lita, and A. J. Miller, “Quantum key distribution at telecom wavelengths with noise-free detectors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(2), 021108–021110 (2006).

[CrossRef]

D. Rosenberg, J. W. Harrington, P. R. Rice, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, A. E. Lita, S. W. Nam, and J. E. Nordholt, “Long-Distance Decoy-State Quantum Key Distribution in Optical Fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(1), 010503 (2007).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Rosenberg, S. W. Nam, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, J. E. Nordholt, A. E. Lita, and A. J. Miller, “Quantum key distribution at telecom wavelengths with noise-free detectors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(2), 021108–021110 (2006).

[CrossRef]

D. Fukuda, G. Fujii, T. Numata, A. Yoshizawa, H. Tsuchida, H. Fujino, H. Ishii, T. Itatani, S. Inoue, and T. Zama, “Photon number resolving detection with high speed and high quantum efficiency,” Metrologia 46(4), S288–S292 (2009).

[CrossRef]

D. Fukuda, G. Fujii, T. Numata, A. Yoshizawa, H. Tsuchida, H. Fujino, H. Ishii, T. Itatani, S. Inoue, and T. Zama, “Photon number resolving detection with high speed and high quantum efficiency,” Metrologia 46(4), S288–S292 (2009).

[CrossRef]

D. Fukuda, G. Fujii, T. Numata, A. Yoshizawa, H. Tsuchida, H. Fujino, H. Ishii, T. Itatani, S. Inoue, and T. Zama, “Photon number resolving detection with high speed and high quantum efficiency,” Metrologia 46(4), S288–S292 (2009).

[CrossRef]

C. Wittmann, M. Takeoka, K. N. Cassemiro, M. Sasaki, G. Leuchs, and U. L. Andersen, “Demonstration of near-optimal discrimination of optical coherent states,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(21), 210501 (2008).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

A. E. Lita, A. J. Miller, and S. W. Nam, “Counting near-infrared single-photons with 95% efficiency,” Opt. Express 16(5), 3032–3040 (2008).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Rosenberg, J. W. Harrington, P. R. Rice, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, A. E. Lita, S. W. Nam, and J. E. Nordholt, “Long-Distance Decoy-State Quantum Key Distribution in Optical Fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(1), 010503 (2007).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Rosenberg, S. W. Nam, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, J. E. Nordholt, A. E. Lita, and A. J. Miller, “Quantum key distribution at telecom wavelengths with noise-free detectors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(2), 021108–021110 (2006).

[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

G. Di Giuseppe, M. Atatüre, M. D. Shaw, A. V. Sergienko, B. E. Saleh, M. C. Teich, A. J. Miller, S. W. Nam, and J. Martinis, “Direct observation of photon pairs at a single output port of a beam-splitter interferometer,” Phys. Rev. A 68(6), 063817 (2003).

[CrossRef]

A. E. Lita, A. J. Miller, and S. W. Nam, “Counting near-infrared single-photons with 95% efficiency,” Opt. Express 16(5), 3032–3040 (2008).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Rosenberg, S. W. Nam, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, J. E. Nordholt, A. E. Lita, and A. J. Miller, “Quantum key distribution at telecom wavelengths with noise-free detectors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(2), 021108–021110 (2006).

[CrossRef]

G. Di Giuseppe, M. Atatüre, M. D. Shaw, A. V. Sergienko, B. E. Saleh, M. C. Teich, A. J. Miller, S. W. Nam, and J. Martinis, “Direct observation of photon pairs at a single output port of a beam-splitter interferometer,” Phys. Rev. A 68(6), 063817 (2003).

[CrossRef]

A. E. Lita, A. J. Miller, and S. W. Nam, “Counting near-infrared single-photons with 95% efficiency,” Opt. Express 16(5), 3032–3040 (2008).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Rosenberg, J. W. Harrington, P. R. Rice, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, A. E. Lita, S. W. Nam, and J. E. Nordholt, “Long-Distance Decoy-State Quantum Key Distribution in Optical Fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(1), 010503 (2007).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Rosenberg, S. W. Nam, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, J. E. Nordholt, A. E. Lita, and A. J. Miller, “Quantum key distribution at telecom wavelengths with noise-free detectors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(2), 021108–021110 (2006).

[CrossRef]

G. Di Giuseppe, M. Atatüre, M. D. Shaw, A. V. Sergienko, B. E. Saleh, M. C. Teich, A. J. Miller, S. W. Nam, and J. Martinis, “Direct observation of photon pairs at a single output port of a beam-splitter interferometer,” Phys. Rev. A 68(6), 063817 (2003).

[CrossRef]

D. Rosenberg, J. W. Harrington, P. R. Rice, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, A. E. Lita, S. W. Nam, and J. E. Nordholt, “Long-Distance Decoy-State Quantum Key Distribution in Optical Fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(1), 010503 (2007).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Rosenberg, S. W. Nam, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, J. E. Nordholt, A. E. Lita, and A. J. Miller, “Quantum key distribution at telecom wavelengths with noise-free detectors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(2), 021108–021110 (2006).

[CrossRef]

D. Fukuda, G. Fujii, T. Numata, A. Yoshizawa, H. Tsuchida, H. Fujino, H. Ishii, T. Itatani, S. Inoue, and T. Zama, “Photon number resolving detection with high speed and high quantum efficiency,” Metrologia 46(4), S288–S292 (2009).

[CrossRef]

D. Rosenberg, J. W. Harrington, P. R. Rice, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, A. E. Lita, S. W. Nam, and J. E. Nordholt, “Long-Distance Decoy-State Quantum Key Distribution in Optical Fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(1), 010503 (2007).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Rosenberg, S. W. Nam, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, J. E. Nordholt, A. E. Lita, and A. J. Miller, “Quantum key distribution at telecom wavelengths with noise-free detectors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(2), 021108–021110 (2006).

[CrossRef]

D. Rosenberg, J. W. Harrington, P. R. Rice, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, A. E. Lita, S. W. Nam, and J. E. Nordholt, “Long-Distance Decoy-State Quantum Key Distribution in Optical Fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(1), 010503 (2007).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Rosenberg, J. W. Harrington, P. R. Rice, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, A. E. Lita, S. W. Nam, and J. E. Nordholt, “Long-Distance Decoy-State Quantum Key Distribution in Optical Fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(1), 010503 (2007).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

D. Rosenberg, S. W. Nam, P. A. Hiskett, C. G. Peterson, R. J. Hughes, J. E. Nordholt, A. E. Lita, and A. J. Miller, “Quantum key distribution at telecom wavelengths with noise-free detectors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(2), 021108–021110 (2006).

[CrossRef]

G. Di Giuseppe, M. Atatüre, M. D. Shaw, A. V. Sergienko, B. E. Saleh, M. C. Teich, A. J. Miller, S. W. Nam, and J. Martinis, “Direct observation of photon pairs at a single output port of a beam-splitter interferometer,” Phys. Rev. A 68(6), 063817 (2003).

[CrossRef]

C. Wittmann, M. Takeoka, K. N. Cassemiro, M. Sasaki, G. Leuchs, and U. L. Andersen, “Demonstration of near-optimal discrimination of optical coherent states,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(21), 210501 (2008).

[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

G. Di Giuseppe, M. Atatüre, M. D. Shaw, A. V. Sergienko, B. E. Saleh, M. C. Teich, A. J. Miller, S. W. Nam, and J. Martinis, “Direct observation of photon pairs at a single output port of a beam-splitter interferometer,” Phys. Rev. A 68(6), 063817 (2003).

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[CrossRef]

C. Wittmann, M. Takeoka, K. N. Cassemiro, M. Sasaki, G. Leuchs, and U. L. Andersen, “Demonstration of near-optimal discrimination of optical coherent states,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(21), 210501 (2008).

[CrossRef]
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

D. Fukuda, G. Fujii, T. Numata, A. Yoshizawa, H. Tsuchida, H. Fujino, H. Ishii, T. Itatani, S. Inoue, and T. Zama, “Photon number resolving detection with high speed and high quantum efficiency,” Metrologia 46(4), S288–S292 (2009).

[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]
[PubMed]

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