Abstract

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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  39. All the uncertainties and the error bars correspond to the coverage factor k = 1 except for the 95% confidence bands of Fig. 3.
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2009

S. V. Polyakov, and A. L. Migdall, “Quantum radiometry,” J. Mod. Opt. 56(9), 10451052 (2009) (and refs. therein.).
[CrossRef]

J. L. O’Brien, A. Furusawa, and J. Vickovic, “Photonic quantum technologies,” Nat. Photonics 3, 687–695 (2009) (and refs. therein.).
[CrossRef]

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, F. Piacentini, V. Schettini, N. Gisin, S. V. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Improved implementation of the AlickiVan Ryn nonclassicality test for a single particle using Si detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 044102 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Scheel, “Single-photon sources- an introduction,” J. Mod. Opt. 56, 141–160 (2009).
[CrossRef]

R. H. Hadfield, “Single-photon detectors for optical quantum information,” Nat. Photonics 3, 696–705 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, V. Schettini, S. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Experimental test of nonclassicality for a single particle,” Opt. Express 16, 11750–11758 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007

R. Thew, and N. Gisin, “Quantum communication,” Nat. Photonics 1, 165171 (2007) (and refs. therein.).

J. Fan, and A. Migdall, “A broadband high spectral brightness fiber-based two-photon source,” Opt. Express 15, 2915–2920 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Fan, M. D. Eisaman, and A. Migdall, “Bright phase-stable broadband fiber-based source of polarizationentangled photon pairs,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 2043836 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Fan, M. D. Eisaman, and A. Migdall, “Quantum state tomography of a fiber-based source of polarizationentangled photon pairs,” Opt. Express 15, 18339–18344 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Fulconis, and O. Alibart, J. L. OBrien, W. J. Wadsworth, and J. G. Rarity, “Nonclassical Interference and Entanglement Generation using a Photonic Crystal Fiber Pair Photon Source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 120501 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Fedrizzi, T. Herbst, A. Poppe, T. Jennewein, and A. Zeilinger, “A wavelength-tunable fiber-coupled source of narrowband entangled photons,” Opt. Express 15, 15377–15386 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Horikiri, Y. Takeno, A. Yabushita, and T. Kobayashi, “Photon-number-resolved heralded-photon source for improved quantum key distribution,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 012306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

G. Brida, M. Genovese, and M. Gramegna, “Twin-Photon techniques for photo-detector calibration,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 115–123 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

M. Genovese, “Research on hidden variable theories: A review of recent progresses,” Phys. Rep. 413, 319–396 (2005) (and refs. therein.).
[CrossRef]

S. Castelletto, I. P. Degiovanni, V. Schettini, and A. Migdall, “Spatial and spectral mode selection of heralded single photons from pulsed parametric down-conversion,” Opt. Express 13, 6709–6722 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

. A. B. U’Ren, C. Silberhorn, J. L. Ball, K . Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, “Characterization of the nonclassical nature of conditionally prepared single photons,” Phys. Rev. A 72, 021802(R) (2005).

M. Oxborrow, and A. C. Sinclair, “Single-photon sources,” Contemp. Phys. 46, 173–206 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Bennett, D. Unitt, P. Atkinson, D. Ritchie, and A. Shields, “High performance single photon sources from photolithographically defined pillar microcavities,” Opt. Express 13, 50–55 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, and W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled waveform in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Brida, M. Genovese, M. Gramegna, and E. Predazzi, “A conclusive experiment to throw more light on light,” Phys. Lett. A 328, 313–318 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Castelletto, I. P. Degiovanni, A. Migdall, and M. Ware, “On the measurement of two-photon single mode coupling efficiency in PDC photon sources,” N. J. Phys. 6, 87 (2004).
[CrossRef]

E. Jeffrey, N. A. Peters, and P. G. Kwiat, “Towards a periodic deterministic source of arbitrary single-photon states,” N. J. Phys. 6, 100 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Takeuchi, R. Okamoto, and K. Sasaki, “High-yield single-photon source using gated spontaneous parametric downconversion,” Appl. Opt. 43, 57085711 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” N. J. Phys. 6, 163 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. B. U‘Ren, C. Silberhorn, K. Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, “Efficient conditional preparation of high-fidelity single photon states for fiber-optic quantum networks,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 093601 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

F. A. Bovino, P. Varisco, M. A. Colla, G. Castagnoli, G. Di Giuseppe, and A. V. Sergienko, “Effective Fibercoupling of Entangled Photons for Quantum Communication,” Opt. Commun. 227, 343–348 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Vuckovic, D. Fattal, C. Santori, G. S. Solomon, and Y. Yamamoto, “Enhanced single-photon emission from a quantum dot in a micropost microcavity,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3596 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

A. L. Migdall, D. Branning, and S. Castelletto, “Tailoring Single and Multiphoton Probabilities of a Single Photon On-Demand Source,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 053805 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001

C. Kurtsiefer, M. Oberparleiter, and H. Weinfurter, “High-efficiency entangled photon pair collection in type-II parametric fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 023802 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999

A. Migdall, “Correlated-Photon Metrology Without Absolute Standards,” Phys. Today 52, 41–46 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1986

P. Grangier, G. Roger, and A. Aspect, “Experimental evidence for a photon anticorrelation effect on a beam splitter: a new light on single-photon interferences,” Europhys. Lett. 11, 173–179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

C. K. Hong, and L. Mandel, “Experimental realization of a localized one-photon state,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 58–60 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Grangier, G. Roger, and A. Aspect, “Experimental evidence for a photon anticorrelation effect on a beam splitter: a new light on single-photon interferences,” Europhys. Lett. 1, 173–179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1977

D. N. Klyshko, “Utilization of vacuum fluctuations as an optical brightness standard,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 4, 10561062 (1977) (Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 7, 591595 (1977)).

Alibart, O.

J. Fulconis, and O. Alibart, J. L. OBrien, W. J. Wadsworth, and J. G. Rarity, “Nonclassical Interference and Entanglement Generation using a Photonic Crystal Fiber Pair Photon Source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 120501 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” N. J. Phys. 6, 163 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Aspect, A.

P. Grangier, G. Roger, and A. Aspect, “Experimental evidence for a photon anticorrelation effect on a beam splitter: a new light on single-photon interferences,” Europhys. Lett. 11, 173–179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. Grangier, G. Roger, and A. Aspect, “Experimental evidence for a photon anticorrelation effect on a beam splitter: a new light on single-photon interferences,” Europhys. Lett. 1, 173–179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Atkinson, P.

A. Bennett, D. Unitt, P. Atkinson, D. Ritchie, and A. Shields, “High performance single photon sources from photolithographically defined pillar microcavities,” Opt. Express 13, 50–55 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baldi, P.

S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” N. J. Phys. 6, 163 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ball, J. L.

. A. B. U’Ren, C. Silberhorn, J. L. Ball, K . Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, “Characterization of the nonclassical nature of conditionally prepared single photons,” Phys. Rev. A 72, 021802(R) (2005).

Banaszek, K .

. A. B. U’Ren, C. Silberhorn, J. L. Ball, K . Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, “Characterization of the nonclassical nature of conditionally prepared single photons,” Phys. Rev. A 72, 021802(R) (2005).

Banaszek, K.

A. B. U‘Ren, C. Silberhorn, K. Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, “Efficient conditional preparation of high-fidelity single photon states for fiber-optic quantum networks,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 093601 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bennett, A.

A. Bennett, D. Unitt, P. Atkinson, D. Ritchie, and A. Shields, “High performance single photon sources from photolithographically defined pillar microcavities,” Opt. Express 13, 50–55 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Beveratos, A.

S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” N. J. Phys. 6, 163 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bovino, F. A.

F. A. Bovino, P. Varisco, M. A. Colla, G. Castagnoli, G. Di Giuseppe, and A. V. Sergienko, “Effective Fibercoupling of Entangled Photons for Quantum Communication,” Opt. Commun. 227, 343–348 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Branning, D.

A. L. Migdall, D. Branning, and S. Castelletto, “Tailoring Single and Multiphoton Probabilities of a Single Photon On-Demand Source,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 053805 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Brida, G.

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, F. Piacentini, V. Schettini, N. Gisin, S. V. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Improved implementation of the AlickiVan Ryn nonclassicality test for a single particle using Si detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 044102 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, V. Schettini, S. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Experimental test of nonclassicality for a single particle,” Opt. Express 16, 11750–11758 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Brida, M. Genovese, and M. Gramegna, “Twin-Photon techniques for photo-detector calibration,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 115–123 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Brida, M. Genovese, M. Gramegna, and E. Predazzi, “A conclusive experiment to throw more light on light,” Phys. Lett. A 328, 313–318 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Castagnoli, G.

F. A. Bovino, P. Varisco, M. A. Colla, G. Castagnoli, G. Di Giuseppe, and A. V. Sergienko, “Effective Fibercoupling of Entangled Photons for Quantum Communication,” Opt. Commun. 227, 343–348 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Castelletto, S.

S. Castelletto, I. P. Degiovanni, V. Schettini, and A. Migdall, “Spatial and spectral mode selection of heralded single photons from pulsed parametric down-conversion,” Opt. Express 13, 6709–6722 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Castelletto, I. P. Degiovanni, A. Migdall, and M. Ware, “On the measurement of two-photon single mode coupling efficiency in PDC photon sources,” N. J. Phys. 6, 87 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. L. Migdall, D. Branning, and S. Castelletto, “Tailoring Single and Multiphoton Probabilities of a Single Photon On-Demand Source,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 053805 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Colla, M. A.

F. A. Bovino, P. Varisco, M. A. Colla, G. Castagnoli, G. Di Giuseppe, and A. V. Sergienko, “Effective Fibercoupling of Entangled Photons for Quantum Communication,” Opt. Commun. 227, 343–348 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Degiovanni, I. P.

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, F. Piacentini, V. Schettini, N. Gisin, S. V. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Improved implementation of the AlickiVan Ryn nonclassicality test for a single particle using Si detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 044102 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, V. Schettini, S. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Experimental test of nonclassicality for a single particle,” Opt. Express 16, 11750–11758 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Castelletto, I. P. Degiovanni, V. Schettini, and A. Migdall, “Spatial and spectral mode selection of heralded single photons from pulsed parametric down-conversion,” Opt. Express 13, 6709–6722 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Castelletto, I. P. Degiovanni, A. Migdall, and M. Ware, “On the measurement of two-photon single mode coupling efficiency in PDC photon sources,” N. J. Phys. 6, 87 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Di Giuseppe, G.

F. A. Bovino, P. Varisco, M. A. Colla, G. Castagnoli, G. Di Giuseppe, and A. V. Sergienko, “Effective Fibercoupling of Entangled Photons for Quantum Communication,” Opt. Commun. 227, 343–348 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Eisaman, M. D.

J. Fan, M. D. Eisaman, and A. Migdall, “Quantum state tomography of a fiber-based source of polarizationentangled photon pairs,” Opt. Express 15, 18339–18344 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Fan, M. D. Eisaman, and A. Migdall, “Bright phase-stable broadband fiber-based source of polarizationentangled photon pairs,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 2043836 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Fan, J.

J. Fan, and A. Migdall, “A broadband high spectral brightness fiber-based two-photon source,” Opt. Express 15, 2915–2920 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Fan, M. D. Eisaman, and A. Migdall, “Bright phase-stable broadband fiber-based source of polarizationentangled photon pairs,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 2043836 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Fan, M. D. Eisaman, and A. Migdall, “Quantum state tomography of a fiber-based source of polarizationentangled photon pairs,” Opt. Express 15, 18339–18344 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fasel, S.

S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” N. J. Phys. 6, 163 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fattal, D.

J. Vuckovic, D. Fattal, C. Santori, G. S. Solomon, and Y. Yamamoto, “Enhanced single-photon emission from a quantum dot in a micropost microcavity,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3596 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Fedrizzi, A.

A. Fedrizzi, T. Herbst, A. Poppe, T. Jennewein, and A. Zeilinger, “A wavelength-tunable fiber-coupled source of narrowband entangled photons,” Opt. Express 15, 15377–15386 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fulconis, J.

J. Fulconis, and O. Alibart, J. L. OBrien, W. J. Wadsworth, and J. G. Rarity, “Nonclassical Interference and Entanglement Generation using a Photonic Crystal Fiber Pair Photon Source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 120501 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Furusawa, A.

J. L. O’Brien, A. Furusawa, and J. Vickovic, “Photonic quantum technologies,” Nat. Photonics 3, 687–695 (2009) (and refs. therein.).
[CrossRef]

Genovese, M.

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, F. Piacentini, V. Schettini, N. Gisin, S. V. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Improved implementation of the AlickiVan Ryn nonclassicality test for a single particle using Si detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 044102 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, V. Schettini, S. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Experimental test of nonclassicality for a single particle,” Opt. Express 16, 11750–11758 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Brida, M. Genovese, and M. Gramegna, “Twin-Photon techniques for photo-detector calibration,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 115–123 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Genovese, “Research on hidden variable theories: A review of recent progresses,” Phys. Rep. 413, 319–396 (2005) (and refs. therein.).
[CrossRef]

G. Brida, M. Genovese, M. Gramegna, and E. Predazzi, “A conclusive experiment to throw more light on light,” Phys. Lett. A 328, 313–318 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gisin, N.

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, F. Piacentini, V. Schettini, N. Gisin, S. V. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Improved implementation of the AlickiVan Ryn nonclassicality test for a single particle using Si detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 044102 (2009).
[CrossRef]

R. Thew, and N. Gisin, “Quantum communication,” Nat. Photonics 1, 165171 (2007) (and refs. therein.).

S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” N. J. Phys. 6, 163 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gramegna, M.

G. Brida, M. Genovese, and M. Gramegna, “Twin-Photon techniques for photo-detector calibration,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 115–123 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Brida, M. Genovese, M. Gramegna, and E. Predazzi, “A conclusive experiment to throw more light on light,” Phys. Lett. A 328, 313–318 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Grangier, P.

P. Grangier, G. Roger, and A. Aspect, “Experimental evidence for a photon anticorrelation effect on a beam splitter: a new light on single-photon interferences,” Europhys. Lett. 1, 173–179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. Grangier, G. Roger, and A. Aspect, “Experimental evidence for a photon anticorrelation effect on a beam splitter: a new light on single-photon interferences,” Europhys. Lett. 11, 173–179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Hadfield, R. H.

R. H. Hadfield, “Single-photon detectors for optical quantum information,” Nat. Photonics 3, 696–705 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hayasaka, K.

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, and W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled waveform in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Herbst, T.

A. Fedrizzi, T. Herbst, A. Poppe, T. Jennewein, and A. Zeilinger, “A wavelength-tunable fiber-coupled source of narrowband entangled photons,” Opt. Express 15, 15377–15386 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hong, C. K.

C. K. Hong, and L. Mandel, “Experimental realization of a localized one-photon state,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 58–60 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Horikiri, T.

T. Horikiri, Y. Takeno, A. Yabushita, and T. Kobayashi, “Photon-number-resolved heralded-photon source for improved quantum key distribution,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 012306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jeffrey, E.

E. Jeffrey, N. A. Peters, and P. G. Kwiat, “Towards a periodic deterministic source of arbitrary single-photon states,” N. J. Phys. 6, 100 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jennewein, T.

A. Fedrizzi, T. Herbst, A. Poppe, T. Jennewein, and A. Zeilinger, “A wavelength-tunable fiber-coupled source of narrowband entangled photons,” Opt. Express 15, 15377–15386 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Keller, M.

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, and W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled waveform in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Klyshko, D. N.

D. N. Klyshko, “Utilization of vacuum fluctuations as an optical brightness standard,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 4, 10561062 (1977) (Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 7, 591595 (1977)).

Kobayashi, T.

T. Horikiri, Y. Takeno, A. Yabushita, and T. Kobayashi, “Photon-number-resolved heralded-photon source for improved quantum key distribution,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 012306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kurtsiefer, C.

C. Kurtsiefer, M. Oberparleiter, and H. Weinfurter, “High-efficiency entangled photon pair collection in type-II parametric fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 023802 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kwiat, P. G.

E. Jeffrey, N. A. Peters, and P. G. Kwiat, “Towards a periodic deterministic source of arbitrary single-photon states,” N. J. Phys. 6, 100 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lange, B.

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, and W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled waveform in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lange, W.

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, and W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled waveform in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mandel, L.

C. K. Hong, and L. Mandel, “Experimental realization of a localized one-photon state,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 58–60 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Migdall, A.

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, F. Piacentini, V. Schettini, N. Gisin, S. V. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Improved implementation of the AlickiVan Ryn nonclassicality test for a single particle using Si detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 044102 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, V. Schettini, S. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Experimental test of nonclassicality for a single particle,” Opt. Express 16, 11750–11758 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Fan, M. D. Eisaman, and A. Migdall, “Quantum state tomography of a fiber-based source of polarizationentangled photon pairs,” Opt. Express 15, 18339–18344 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Fan, and A. Migdall, “A broadband high spectral brightness fiber-based two-photon source,” Opt. Express 15, 2915–2920 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Fan, M. D. Eisaman, and A. Migdall, “Bright phase-stable broadband fiber-based source of polarizationentangled photon pairs,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 2043836 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Castelletto, I. P. Degiovanni, V. Schettini, and A. Migdall, “Spatial and spectral mode selection of heralded single photons from pulsed parametric down-conversion,” Opt. Express 13, 6709–6722 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Castelletto, I. P. Degiovanni, A. Migdall, and M. Ware, “On the measurement of two-photon single mode coupling efficiency in PDC photon sources,” N. J. Phys. 6, 87 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Migdall, “Correlated-Photon Metrology Without Absolute Standards,” Phys. Today 52, 41–46 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Migdall, A. L.

S. V. Polyakov, and A. L. Migdall, “Quantum radiometry,” J. Mod. Opt. 56(9), 10451052 (2009) (and refs. therein.).
[CrossRef]

A. L. Migdall, D. Branning, and S. Castelletto, “Tailoring Single and Multiphoton Probabilities of a Single Photon On-Demand Source,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 053805 (2002).
[CrossRef]

O’Brien, J. L.

J. L. O’Brien, A. Furusawa, and J. Vickovic, “Photonic quantum technologies,” Nat. Photonics 3, 687–695 (2009) (and refs. therein.).
[CrossRef]

Oberparleiter, M.

C. Kurtsiefer, M. Oberparleiter, and H. Weinfurter, “High-efficiency entangled photon pair collection in type-II parametric fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 023802 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Okamoto, R.

S. Takeuchi, R. Okamoto, and K. Sasaki, “High-yield single-photon source using gated spontaneous parametric downconversion,” Appl. Opt. 43, 57085711 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Oxborrow, M.

M. Oxborrow, and A. C. Sinclair, “Single-photon sources,” Contemp. Phys. 46, 173–206 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Peters, N. A.

E. Jeffrey, N. A. Peters, and P. G. Kwiat, “Towards a periodic deterministic source of arbitrary single-photon states,” N. J. Phys. 6, 100 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Piacentini, F.

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, F. Piacentini, V. Schettini, N. Gisin, S. V. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Improved implementation of the AlickiVan Ryn nonclassicality test for a single particle using Si detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 044102 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Polyakov, S.

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, V. Schettini, S. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Experimental test of nonclassicality for a single particle,” Opt. Express 16, 11750–11758 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Polyakov, S. V.

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, F. Piacentini, V. Schettini, N. Gisin, S. V. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Improved implementation of the AlickiVan Ryn nonclassicality test for a single particle using Si detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 044102 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Polyakov, and A. L. Migdall, “Quantum radiometry,” J. Mod. Opt. 56(9), 10451052 (2009) (and refs. therein.).
[CrossRef]

Poppe, A.

A. Fedrizzi, T. Herbst, A. Poppe, T. Jennewein, and A. Zeilinger, “A wavelength-tunable fiber-coupled source of narrowband entangled photons,” Opt. Express 15, 15377–15386 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Predazzi, E.

G. Brida, M. Genovese, M. Gramegna, and E. Predazzi, “A conclusive experiment to throw more light on light,” Phys. Lett. A 328, 313–318 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ritchie, D.

A. Bennett, D. Unitt, P. Atkinson, D. Ritchie, and A. Shields, “High performance single photon sources from photolithographically defined pillar microcavities,” Opt. Express 13, 50–55 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Roger, G.

P. Grangier, G. Roger, and A. Aspect, “Experimental evidence for a photon anticorrelation effect on a beam splitter: a new light on single-photon interferences,” Europhys. Lett. 11, 173–179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. Grangier, G. Roger, and A. Aspect, “Experimental evidence for a photon anticorrelation effect on a beam splitter: a new light on single-photon interferences,” Europhys. Lett. 1, 173–179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Santori, C.

J. Vuckovic, D. Fattal, C. Santori, G. S. Solomon, and Y. Yamamoto, “Enhanced single-photon emission from a quantum dot in a micropost microcavity,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3596 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Sasaki, K.

S. Takeuchi, R. Okamoto, and K. Sasaki, “High-yield single-photon source using gated spontaneous parametric downconversion,” Appl. Opt. 43, 57085711 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Scheel, S.

S. Scheel, “Single-photon sources- an introduction,” J. Mod. Opt. 56, 141–160 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Schettini, V.

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, F. Piacentini, V. Schettini, N. Gisin, S. V. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Improved implementation of the AlickiVan Ryn nonclassicality test for a single particle using Si detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 044102 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, V. Schettini, S. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Experimental test of nonclassicality for a single particle,” Opt. Express 16, 11750–11758 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Castelletto, I. P. Degiovanni, V. Schettini, and A. Migdall, “Spatial and spectral mode selection of heralded single photons from pulsed parametric down-conversion,” Opt. Express 13, 6709–6722 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sergienko, A. V.

F. A. Bovino, P. Varisco, M. A. Colla, G. Castagnoli, G. Di Giuseppe, and A. V. Sergienko, “Effective Fibercoupling of Entangled Photons for Quantum Communication,” Opt. Commun. 227, 343–348 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Shields, A.

A. Bennett, D. Unitt, P. Atkinson, D. Ritchie, and A. Shields, “High performance single photon sources from photolithographically defined pillar microcavities,” Opt. Express 13, 50–55 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Silberhorn, C.

. A. B. U’Ren, C. Silberhorn, J. L. Ball, K . Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, “Characterization of the nonclassical nature of conditionally prepared single photons,” Phys. Rev. A 72, 021802(R) (2005).

A. B. U‘Ren, C. Silberhorn, K. Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, “Efficient conditional preparation of high-fidelity single photon states for fiber-optic quantum networks,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 093601 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sinclair, A. C.

M. Oxborrow, and A. C. Sinclair, “Single-photon sources,” Contemp. Phys. 46, 173–206 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Solomon, G. S.

J. Vuckovic, D. Fattal, C. Santori, G. S. Solomon, and Y. Yamamoto, “Enhanced single-photon emission from a quantum dot in a micropost microcavity,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3596 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Takeno, Y.

T. Horikiri, Y. Takeno, A. Yabushita, and T. Kobayashi, “Photon-number-resolved heralded-photon source for improved quantum key distribution,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 012306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Takeuchi, S.

S. Takeuchi, R. Okamoto, and K. Sasaki, “High-yield single-photon source using gated spontaneous parametric downconversion,” Appl. Opt. 43, 57085711 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tanzilli, S.

S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” N. J. Phys. 6, 163 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Thew, R.

R. Thew, and N. Gisin, “Quantum communication,” Nat. Photonics 1, 165171 (2007) (and refs. therein.).

U‘Ren, A. B.

A. B. U‘Ren, C. Silberhorn, K. Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, “Efficient conditional preparation of high-fidelity single photon states for fiber-optic quantum networks,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 093601 (2004).
[CrossRef]

U’Ren, A. B.

. A. B. U’Ren, C. Silberhorn, J. L. Ball, K . Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, “Characterization of the nonclassical nature of conditionally prepared single photons,” Phys. Rev. A 72, 021802(R) (2005).

Unitt, D.

A. Bennett, D. Unitt, P. Atkinson, D. Ritchie, and A. Shields, “High performance single photon sources from photolithographically defined pillar microcavities,” Opt. Express 13, 50–55 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Varisco, P.

F. A. Bovino, P. Varisco, M. A. Colla, G. Castagnoli, G. Di Giuseppe, and A. V. Sergienko, “Effective Fibercoupling of Entangled Photons for Quantum Communication,” Opt. Commun. 227, 343–348 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Vickovic, J.

J. L. O’Brien, A. Furusawa, and J. Vickovic, “Photonic quantum technologies,” Nat. Photonics 3, 687–695 (2009) (and refs. therein.).
[CrossRef]

Vuckovic, J.

J. Vuckovic, D. Fattal, C. Santori, G. S. Solomon, and Y. Yamamoto, “Enhanced single-photon emission from a quantum dot in a micropost microcavity,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3596 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Walmsley, I. A.

. A. B. U’Ren, C. Silberhorn, J. L. Ball, K . Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, “Characterization of the nonclassical nature of conditionally prepared single photons,” Phys. Rev. A 72, 021802(R) (2005).

A. B. U‘Ren, C. Silberhorn, K. Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, “Efficient conditional preparation of high-fidelity single photon states for fiber-optic quantum networks,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 093601 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ware, M.

S. Castelletto, I. P. Degiovanni, A. Migdall, and M. Ware, “On the measurement of two-photon single mode coupling efficiency in PDC photon sources,” N. J. Phys. 6, 87 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Weinfurter, H.

C. Kurtsiefer, M. Oberparleiter, and H. Weinfurter, “High-efficiency entangled photon pair collection in type-II parametric fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 023802 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Yabushita, A.

T. Horikiri, Y. Takeno, A. Yabushita, and T. Kobayashi, “Photon-number-resolved heralded-photon source for improved quantum key distribution,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 012306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yamamoto, Y.

J. Vuckovic, D. Fattal, C. Santori, G. S. Solomon, and Y. Yamamoto, “Enhanced single-photon emission from a quantum dot in a micropost microcavity,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3596 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zbinden, H.

S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” N. J. Phys. 6, 163 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zeilinger, A.

A. Fedrizzi, T. Herbst, A. Poppe, T. Jennewein, and A. Zeilinger, “A wavelength-tunable fiber-coupled source of narrowband entangled photons,” Opt. Express 15, 15377–15386 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Opt.

S. Takeuchi, R. Okamoto, and K. Sasaki, “High-yield single-photon source using gated spontaneous parametric downconversion,” Appl. Opt. 43, 57085711 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

J. Vuckovic, D. Fattal, C. Santori, G. S. Solomon, and Y. Yamamoto, “Enhanced single-photon emission from a quantum dot in a micropost microcavity,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3596 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Contemp. Phys.

M. Oxborrow, and A. C. Sinclair, “Single-photon sources,” Contemp. Phys. 46, 173–206 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Europhys. Lett.

P. Grangier, G. Roger, and A. Aspect, “Experimental evidence for a photon anticorrelation effect on a beam splitter: a new light on single-photon interferences,” Europhys. Lett. 11, 173–179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. Grangier, G. Roger, and A. Aspect, “Experimental evidence for a photon anticorrelation effect on a beam splitter: a new light on single-photon interferences,” Europhys. Lett. 1, 173–179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt.

S. V. Polyakov, and A. L. Migdall, “Quantum radiometry,” J. Mod. Opt. 56(9), 10451052 (2009) (and refs. therein.).
[CrossRef]

S. Scheel, “Single-photon sources- an introduction,” J. Mod. Opt. 56, 141–160 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow)

D. N. Klyshko, “Utilization of vacuum fluctuations as an optical brightness standard,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 4, 10561062 (1977) (Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 7, 591595 (1977)).

Laser Phys. Lett.

G. Brida, M. Genovese, and M. Gramegna, “Twin-Photon techniques for photo-detector calibration,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 115–123 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. J. Phys.

S. Fasel, O. Alibart, S. Tanzilli, P. Baldi, A. Beveratos, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “High-quality asynchronous heralded single-photon source at telecom wavelength,” N. J. Phys. 6, 163 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Castelletto, I. P. Degiovanni, A. Migdall, and M. Ware, “On the measurement of two-photon single mode coupling efficiency in PDC photon sources,” N. J. Phys. 6, 87 (2004).
[CrossRef]

E. Jeffrey, N. A. Peters, and P. G. Kwiat, “Towards a periodic deterministic source of arbitrary single-photon states,” N. J. Phys. 6, 100 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics

R. H. Hadfield, “Single-photon detectors for optical quantum information,” Nat. Photonics 3, 696–705 (2009).
[CrossRef]

R. Thew, and N. Gisin, “Quantum communication,” Nat. Photonics 1, 165171 (2007) (and refs. therein.).

J. L. O’Brien, A. Furusawa, and J. Vickovic, “Photonic quantum technologies,” Nat. Photonics 3, 687–695 (2009) (and refs. therein.).
[CrossRef]

Nature

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, and W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled waveform in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun.

F. A. Bovino, P. Varisco, M. A. Colla, G. Castagnoli, G. Di Giuseppe, and A. V. Sergienko, “Effective Fibercoupling of Entangled Photons for Quantum Communication,” Opt. Commun. 227, 343–348 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

A. Bennett, D. Unitt, P. Atkinson, D. Ritchie, and A. Shields, “High performance single photon sources from photolithographically defined pillar microcavities,” Opt. Express 13, 50–55 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Fedrizzi, T. Herbst, A. Poppe, T. Jennewein, and A. Zeilinger, “A wavelength-tunable fiber-coupled source of narrowband entangled photons,” Opt. Express 15, 15377–15386 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Fan, M. D. Eisaman, and A. Migdall, “Quantum state tomography of a fiber-based source of polarizationentangled photon pairs,” Opt. Express 15, 18339–18344 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Castelletto, I. P. Degiovanni, V. Schettini, and A. Migdall, “Spatial and spectral mode selection of heralded single photons from pulsed parametric down-conversion,” Opt. Express 13, 6709–6722 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, V. Schettini, S. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Experimental test of nonclassicality for a single particle,” Opt. Express 16, 11750–11758 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Fan, and A. Migdall, “A broadband high spectral brightness fiber-based two-photon source,” Opt. Express 15, 2915–2920 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Lett. A

G. Brida, M. Genovese, M. Gramegna, and E. Predazzi, “A conclusive experiment to throw more light on light,” Phys. Lett. A 328, 313–318 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rep.

M. Genovese, “Research on hidden variable theories: A review of recent progresses,” Phys. Rep. 413, 319–396 (2005) (and refs. therein.).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, F. Piacentini, V. Schettini, N. Gisin, S. V. Polyakov, and A. Migdall, “Improved implementation of the AlickiVan Ryn nonclassicality test for a single particle using Si detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 044102 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Fan, M. D. Eisaman, and A. Migdall, “Bright phase-stable broadband fiber-based source of polarizationentangled photon pairs,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 2043836 (2007).
[CrossRef]

. A. B. U’Ren, C. Silberhorn, J. L. Ball, K . Banaszek, and I. A. Walmsley, “Characterization of the nonclassical nature of conditionally prepared single photons,” Phys. Rev. A 72, 021802(R) (2005).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experiment arrangement. Channel A is the low-noise HSPS output. Channel B is sent to a beam dump.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Histograms of DET1 100 ns detection window (Δtswitch = 30 ns, with 25 ps time bins). (a) The peak is inside the switch pulse region; true, background, and dark count contributions are clearly seen. (b) The heralded photon peak is outside of the OS active region thus it is highly suppressed. The inset shows a closeup of a switch-on region, with the solid line showing the shape of the electrical pulse driving the OS. The estimated integrals of true, background, and dark counts (measured in 1000 s corresponding to N(Trig) = 3.52 × 107) are shown in the feature labels and defined in the text.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) ONF and (b) α (≃ g(2)(0)) parameters versus the switching time Δtswitch. The linear fits (line) of the data (points) are shown along with 95% confidence bands (dashed curves).

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Table 1 Data used to calculate α parameter for the switch-on duration of Δtswitch = 5 ns: every value is the average of 10 acquisitions of 100 s each, with a trigger count rates of 3.48 ×104 counts/s.

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P i ( True ) = N i ( True ) N i ( Trig ) i = 1 , 2
P i ( Tot ) = P i ( True ) + P i ( Bkg ) + P i ( Dark ) .
O N F = P 1 ( Bkg ) + P 2 ( Bkg ) P 1 ( True ) + P 1 ( Bkg ) + P 2 ( True ) + P 2 ( Bkg ) .
α = P 12 ( True + Bkg ; True + Bkg ) P 1 ( True + Bkg ) P 2 ( True + Bkg ) ,
P 12 ( True + Bkg ; True + Bkg ) = P 12 ( Tot ; Tot ) P 12 ( Dark ; tot ) P 12 ( Tot ; Dark ) + P 12 ( Dark ; Dark ) .
r = P peak out ( True ) P peak in ( True ) .
F ( Bkg ) = P 1 ( Bkg ) + P 2 Bkg Δ t switch 1 η ,
f ( Bkg ) = F ( Bkg ) r
γ = P 1 ( True ) + P 2 ( True ) η .

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