Abstract

We demonstrate a time-resolved single-photon detection technique based on ultrafast sum-frequency generation, providing femtosecond measurement capability for single photons in photonic quantum information processing. Noncollinear broadband upconversion in periodically poled MgO-doped stoichiometric lithium tantalate with an ultrafast pump and detection with a Si single-photon counter enable efficient detection of IR photons and temporal resolution of 150fs. We utilize the timing resolution to map the generation efficiency profile along the propagation axis of a periodically poled KTiOPO4 crystal, revealing its local grating quality with millimeter resolution. We also apply the technique to two-photon coincidence measurements and directly demonstrate time anticorrelation between coincident-frequency entangled photons that are parametrically generated under extended phase-matching conditions.

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2006 (1)

A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, W. E. Keicher, J. K. W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, G. Gol'tsman, and B. Voronov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 111116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

O. Kuzucu, M. Fiorentino, M. Albota, F. N. C. Wong, and F. X. Kärtner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 083601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Langrock, E. Diamanti, R. V. Roussev, Y. Yamamoto, M. M. Fejer, and H. Takesue, Opt. Lett. 30, 1725 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

1988 (1)

J. Shah, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 276 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Albota, M.

O. Kuzucu, M. Fiorentino, M. Albota, F. N. C. Wong, and F. X. Kärtner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 083601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Albota, M. A.

Berggren, K. K.

A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, W. E. Keicher, J. K. W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, G. Gol'tsman, and B. Voronov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 111116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dauler, E. A.

A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, W. E. Keicher, J. K. W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, G. Gol'tsman, and B. Voronov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 111116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Diamanti, E.

Fejer, M. M.

Fiorentino, M.

O. Kuzucu, M. Fiorentino, M. Albota, F. N. C. Wong, and F. X. Kärtner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 083601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gisin, N.

Gol'tsman, G.

A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, W. E. Keicher, J. K. W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, G. Gol'tsman, and B. Voronov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 111116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hershman, B.

Kärtner, F. X.

O. Kuzucu, M. Fiorentino, M. Albota, F. N. C. Wong, and F. X. Kärtner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 083601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Keicher, W. E.

A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, W. E. Keicher, J. K. W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, G. Gol'tsman, and B. Voronov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 111116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kerman, A. J.

A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, W. E. Keicher, J. K. W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, G. Gol'tsman, and B. Voronov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 111116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kuzucu, O.

O. Kuzucu, M. Fiorentino, M. Albota, F. N. C. Wong, and F. X. Kärtner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 083601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kwiat, P. G.

Langrock, C.

Legré, M.

Ma, L.

Mink, A.

Roussev, R. V.

Shah, J.

J. Shah, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 276 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Takesue, H.

Tang, X.

Thew, R.

VanDevender, A. P.

Voronov, B.

A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, W. E. Keicher, J. K. W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, G. Gol'tsman, and B. Voronov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 111116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wong, F. N. C.

O. Kuzucu, M. Fiorentino, M. Albota, F. N. C. Wong, and F. X. Kärtner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 083601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Albota and F. N. C. Wong, Opt. Lett. 29, 1449 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xu, H.

Yamamoto, Y.

Yang, J. K. W.

A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, W. E. Keicher, J. K. W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, G. Gol'tsman, and B. Voronov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 111116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zbinden, H.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, W. E. Keicher, J. K. W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, G. Gol'tsman, and B. Voronov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 111116 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Shah, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 276 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

O. Kuzucu, M. Fiorentino, M. Albota, F. N. C. Wong, and F. X. Kärtner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 083601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Synchronized upconversion and SPDC setup driven by the same ultrafast pump. (b) Two independent upconverters are realized in a noncollinear geometry in PPMgSLT for the pump and two input beams, with 2 ° between the pump and each input. Abbreviations defined in text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Normalized singles histogram for (a) 46.1 μ m and (b) 46.0 μ m grating of PPKTP crystal.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Normalized singles and coincidence histograms with 165 fs (FWHM) coincidence peak from time anticorrelated signal–idler emission. (b) Histograms for offset signal arrivals where signal window was delayed (solid symbols) or advanced (open symbols) by 500 fs . Solid curves are Gaussian fits to the data.

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