Abstract

We have investigated the performance of an InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiode for photon counting at 1550 nm in the temperature range of thermoelectric cooling. A quantum efficiency of 13.7% was obtained at -55 C°, while the dark-count probability per gate ≃1 ns was kept as small as 2.4×10-5. The developed single-photon detector would yield a 104.4-km fiber-optic quantum key distribution in the ideal condition.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. C. H. Bennett and G. Brassard, presented at the International Conference on Computer Systems and Signal Processing, Bangalore, India, December, 1984.
  2. C. H. Bennett, F. Bessette, G. Brassard, L. Salvail, and J. Smolin, J. Cryptol. 5, 3 (1992).
    [CrossRef]
  3. P. Townsend, Opt. Fiber Technol. 4, 345 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  4. G. Ribordy, J.-D. Gautier, N. Gisin, O. Guinnard, and H. Zbinden, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 517 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  5. R. Hughes, G. Morgan, and C. Peterson, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 533 (2000).
  6. D. Bethune and W. Risk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 340 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  7. A. Lacaita, P. A. Francese, F. Zappa, and S. Cova, Appl. Opt. 33, 6902 (1994).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. A. Lacaita, F. Zappa, S. Cova, and P. Lovati, Appl. Opt. 35, 2986 (1996).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. M. Bourennane, F. Gibson, A. Karlsson, A. Hening, P. Jonsson, T. Tegaye, D. Ljunggren, and E. Sundberg, Opt. Express 4, 383 (1999), http://www.opticsexpress.org .
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. A. Yoshizawa and H. Tuchida, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1  40, 200 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  11. D. Stucki, G. Ribordy, A. Stefanov, H. Zbinden, J. G. Rarity, and T. Wall, J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1967 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  12. S. Cova, M. Ghioni, A. Lacaita, C. Samori, and F. Zappa, Appl. Opt. 35, 1956 (1996).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. B. F. Levine, C. G. Bethea, and J. C. Campbell, Electron. Lett. 20, 596 (1984).
    [CrossRef]
  14. H. Zbinden, H. Bechman-Pasquinucci, N. Gisin, and G. Ribordy, Appl. Phys. B 67, 743 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  15. N. Lütkenhaus, Phys. Rev. A 54, 97 (1996).
    [CrossRef]
  16. N. Lütkenhaus, Phys. Rev. A 59, 3301 (1999).
    [CrossRef]

2001 (2)

A. Yoshizawa and H. Tuchida, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1  40, 200 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. Stucki, G. Ribordy, A. Stefanov, H. Zbinden, J. G. Rarity, and T. Wall, J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1967 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (3)

G. Ribordy, J.-D. Gautier, N. Gisin, O. Guinnard, and H. Zbinden, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 517 (2000).
[CrossRef]

R. Hughes, G. Morgan, and C. Peterson, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 533 (2000).

D. Bethune and W. Risk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 340 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

1998 (2)

P. Townsend, Opt. Fiber Technol. 4, 345 (1998).
[CrossRef]

H. Zbinden, H. Bechman-Pasquinucci, N. Gisin, and G. Ribordy, Appl. Phys. B 67, 743 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996 (3)

1994 (1)

1992 (1)

C. H. Bennett, F. Bessette, G. Brassard, L. Salvail, and J. Smolin, J. Cryptol. 5, 3 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

B. F. Levine, C. G. Bethea, and J. C. Campbell, Electron. Lett. 20, 596 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Bechman-Pasquinucci, H.

H. Zbinden, H. Bechman-Pasquinucci, N. Gisin, and G. Ribordy, Appl. Phys. B 67, 743 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Bennett, C. H.

C. H. Bennett, F. Bessette, G. Brassard, L. Salvail, and J. Smolin, J. Cryptol. 5, 3 (1992).
[CrossRef]

C. H. Bennett and G. Brassard, presented at the International Conference on Computer Systems and Signal Processing, Bangalore, India, December, 1984.

Bessette, F.

C. H. Bennett, F. Bessette, G. Brassard, L. Salvail, and J. Smolin, J. Cryptol. 5, 3 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Bethea, C. G.

B. F. Levine, C. G. Bethea, and J. C. Campbell, Electron. Lett. 20, 596 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Bethune, D.

D. Bethune and W. Risk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 340 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bourennane, M.

Brassard, G.

C. H. Bennett, F. Bessette, G. Brassard, L. Salvail, and J. Smolin, J. Cryptol. 5, 3 (1992).
[CrossRef]

C. H. Bennett and G. Brassard, presented at the International Conference on Computer Systems and Signal Processing, Bangalore, India, December, 1984.

Campbell, J. C.

B. F. Levine, C. G. Bethea, and J. C. Campbell, Electron. Lett. 20, 596 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Cova, S.

Francese, P. A.

Gautier, J.-D.

G. Ribordy, J.-D. Gautier, N. Gisin, O. Guinnard, and H. Zbinden, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 517 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ghioni, M.

Gibson, F.

Gisin, N.

G. Ribordy, J.-D. Gautier, N. Gisin, O. Guinnard, and H. Zbinden, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 517 (2000).
[CrossRef]

H. Zbinden, H. Bechman-Pasquinucci, N. Gisin, and G. Ribordy, Appl. Phys. B 67, 743 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Guinnard, O.

G. Ribordy, J.-D. Gautier, N. Gisin, O. Guinnard, and H. Zbinden, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 517 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hening, A.

Hughes, R.

R. Hughes, G. Morgan, and C. Peterson, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 533 (2000).

Jonsson, P.

Karlsson, A.

Lacaita, A.

Levine, B. F.

B. F. Levine, C. G. Bethea, and J. C. Campbell, Electron. Lett. 20, 596 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Ljunggren, D.

Lovati, P.

Lütkenhaus, N.

N. Lütkenhaus, Phys. Rev. A 59, 3301 (1999).
[CrossRef]

N. Lütkenhaus, Phys. Rev. A 54, 97 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Morgan, G.

R. Hughes, G. Morgan, and C. Peterson, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 533 (2000).

Peterson, C.

R. Hughes, G. Morgan, and C. Peterson, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 533 (2000).

Rarity, J. G.

D. Stucki, G. Ribordy, A. Stefanov, H. Zbinden, J. G. Rarity, and T. Wall, J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1967 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ribordy, G.

D. Stucki, G. Ribordy, A. Stefanov, H. Zbinden, J. G. Rarity, and T. Wall, J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1967 (2001).
[CrossRef]

G. Ribordy, J.-D. Gautier, N. Gisin, O. Guinnard, and H. Zbinden, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 517 (2000).
[CrossRef]

H. Zbinden, H. Bechman-Pasquinucci, N. Gisin, and G. Ribordy, Appl. Phys. B 67, 743 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Risk, W.

D. Bethune and W. Risk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 340 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Salvail, L.

C. H. Bennett, F. Bessette, G. Brassard, L. Salvail, and J. Smolin, J. Cryptol. 5, 3 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Samori, C.

Smolin, J.

C. H. Bennett, F. Bessette, G. Brassard, L. Salvail, and J. Smolin, J. Cryptol. 5, 3 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Stefanov, A.

D. Stucki, G. Ribordy, A. Stefanov, H. Zbinden, J. G. Rarity, and T. Wall, J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1967 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Stucki, D.

D. Stucki, G. Ribordy, A. Stefanov, H. Zbinden, J. G. Rarity, and T. Wall, J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1967 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Sundberg, E.

Tegaye, T.

Townsend, P.

P. Townsend, Opt. Fiber Technol. 4, 345 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Tuchida, H.

A. Yoshizawa and H. Tuchida, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1  40, 200 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wall, T.

D. Stucki, G. Ribordy, A. Stefanov, H. Zbinden, J. G. Rarity, and T. Wall, J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1967 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Yoshizawa, A.

A. Yoshizawa and H. Tuchida, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1  40, 200 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Zappa, F.

Zbinden, H.

D. Stucki, G. Ribordy, A. Stefanov, H. Zbinden, J. G. Rarity, and T. Wall, J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1967 (2001).
[CrossRef]

G. Ribordy, J.-D. Gautier, N. Gisin, O. Guinnard, and H. Zbinden, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 517 (2000).
[CrossRef]

H. Zbinden, H. Bechman-Pasquinucci, N. Gisin, and G. Ribordy, Appl. Phys. B 67, 743 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (3)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

H. Zbinden, H. Bechman-Pasquinucci, N. Gisin, and G. Ribordy, Appl. Phys. B 67, 743 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

B. F. Levine, C. G. Bethea, and J. C. Campbell, Electron. Lett. 20, 596 (1984).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. Bethune and W. Risk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 340 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryptol. (1)

C. H. Bennett, F. Bessette, G. Brassard, L. Salvail, and J. Smolin, J. Cryptol. 5, 3 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (3)

G. Ribordy, J.-D. Gautier, N. Gisin, O. Guinnard, and H. Zbinden, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 517 (2000).
[CrossRef]

R. Hughes, G. Morgan, and C. Peterson, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 533 (2000).

D. Stucki, G. Ribordy, A. Stefanov, H. Zbinden, J. G. Rarity, and T. Wall, J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1967 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

A. Yoshizawa and H. Tuchida, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1  40, 200 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Fiber Technol. (1)

P. Townsend, Opt. Fiber Technol. 4, 345 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (2)

N. Lütkenhaus, Phys. Rev. A 54, 97 (1996).
[CrossRef]

N. Lütkenhaus, Phys. Rev. A 59, 3301 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

C. H. Bennett and G. Brassard, presented at the International Conference on Computer Systems and Signal Processing, Bangalore, India, December, 1984.

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Metrics