Abstract

A method for the determination of absolute quantum detection efficiency is suggested based on the measurement of photocount statistics of twin beams. The measured histograms of joint signal–idler photocount statistics allow us to eliminate an additional noise superimposed on an ideal calibration field composed of only photon pairs. This makes the method superior above other approaches presently used. Twin beams are described using a paired variant of quantum superposition of signal and noise.

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2012 (1)

J. Peřina, O. Haderka, M. Hamar, and V. Michálek, Phys. Rev. A 85, 023816 (2012).
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2011 (1)

V. D’Auria, N. Lee, T. Amri, C. Fabre, and J. Laurat, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 050504 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (2)

G. Brida, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese, M. L. Rastello, and I. R. Berchera, Opt. Express 18, 20572 (2010).
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M. Hamar, J. Peřina, O. Haderka, and V. Michálek, Phys. Rev. A 81, 043827 (2010).
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2009 (3)

I. Afek, A. Natan, O. Ambar, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 79, 043830 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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A. P. Worsley, H. B. Coldenstrodt-Ronge, J. S. Lundeen, P. J. Mosley, B. J. Smith, G. Puentes, N. Thomas-Peter, and I. A. Walmsley, Opt. Express 17, 4397 (2009).
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2007 (1)

J. Peřina, J. Křepelka, J. Peřina, M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, Phys. Rev. A 76, 043806 (2007).
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2006 (2)

2005 (2)

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1999 (1)

A. Migdall, Phys. Today 52(1), 41 (1999).
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1981 (1)

A. A. Malygin, A. N. Penin, and A. V. Sergienko, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 33, 493 (1981).

1970 (1)

D. C. Burnham and D. L. Weinberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 25, 84 (1970).
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Afek, I.

I. Afek, A. Natan, O. Ambar, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 79, 043830 (2009).
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Allevi, A.

J. Peřina, J. Křepelka, J. Peřina, M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, Phys. Rev. A 76, 043806 (2007).
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Ambar, O.

I. Afek, A. Natan, O. Ambar, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 79, 043830 (2009).
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Amri, T.

V. D’Auria, N. Lee, T. Amri, C. Fabre, and J. Laurat, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 050504 (2011).
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J. Peřina, J. Křepelka, J. Peřina, M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, Phys. Rev. A 76, 043806 (2007).
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Berchera, I. R.

Bondani, M.

J. Peřina, J. Křepelka, J. Peřina, M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, Phys. Rev. A 76, 043806 (2007).
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D. C. Burnham and D. L. Weinberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 25, 84 (1970).
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Chekhova, M.

Coldenstrodt-Ronge, H. B.

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V. D’Auria, N. Lee, T. Amri, C. Fabre, and J. Laurat, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 050504 (2011).
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Degiovanni, I. P.

Fabre, C.

V. D’Auria, N. Lee, T. Amri, C. Fabre, and J. Laurat, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 050504 (2011).
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Genovese, M.

Haderka, O.

J. Peřina, O. Haderka, M. Hamar, and V. Michálek, Phys. Rev. A 85, 023816 (2012).
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M. Hamar, J. Peřina, O. Haderka, and V. Michálek, Phys. Rev. A 81, 043827 (2010).
[CrossRef]

O. Haderka, J. Peřina, M. Hamar, and J. Peřina, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033815 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hamar, M.

J. Peřina, O. Haderka, M. Hamar, and V. Michálek, Phys. Rev. A 85, 023816 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Hamar, J. Peřina, O. Haderka, and V. Michálek, Phys. Rev. A 81, 043827 (2010).
[CrossRef]

O. Haderka, J. Peřina, M. Hamar, and J. Peřina, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033815 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Krepelka, J.

J. Peřina, J. Křepelka, J. Peřina, M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, Phys. Rev. A 76, 043806 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Peřina and J. Křepelka, Opt. Commun. 265, 632 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Peřina and J. Křepelka, J. Opt. B 7, 246 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Laurat, J.

V. D’Auria, N. Lee, T. Amri, C. Fabre, and J. Laurat, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 050504 (2011).
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V. D’Auria, N. Lee, T. Amri, C. Fabre, and J. Laurat, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 050504 (2011).
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Malygin, A. A.

A. A. Malygin, A. N. Penin, and A. V. Sergienko, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 33, 493 (1981).

Michálek, V.

J. Peřina, O. Haderka, M. Hamar, and V. Michálek, Phys. Rev. A 85, 023816 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Hamar, J. Peřina, O. Haderka, and V. Michálek, Phys. Rev. A 81, 043827 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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A. Migdall, Phys. Today 52(1), 41 (1999).
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Mosley, P. J.

Natan, A.

I. Afek, A. Natan, O. Ambar, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 79, 043830 (2009).
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Neves, L.

L. Zhang, L. Neves, J. S. Lundeen, and I. A. Walmsley, J. Phys. B 42, 114011 (2009).
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Penin, A.

Penin, A. N.

A. A. Malygin, A. N. Penin, and A. V. Sergienko, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 33, 493 (1981).

Perina, J.

J. Peřina, O. Haderka, M. Hamar, and V. Michálek, Phys. Rev. A 85, 023816 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Hamar, J. Peřina, O. Haderka, and V. Michálek, Phys. Rev. A 81, 043827 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Peřina, J. Křepelka, J. Peřina, M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, Phys. Rev. A 76, 043806 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Peřina, J. Křepelka, J. Peřina, M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, Phys. Rev. A 76, 043806 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Peřina and J. Křepelka, Opt. Commun. 265, 632 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Peřina and J. Křepelka, J. Opt. B 7, 246 (2005).
[CrossRef]

O. Haderka, J. Peřina, M. Hamar, and J. Peřina, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033815 (2005).
[CrossRef]

O. Haderka, J. Peřina, M. Hamar, and J. Peřina, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033815 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Peřina, Quantum Statistics of Linear and Nonlinear Optical Phenomena (Kluwer, 1991).

Puentes, G.

Rastello, M. L.

Ruo-Berchera, I.

Sergienko, A. V.

A. A. Malygin, A. N. Penin, and A. V. Sergienko, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 33, 493 (1981).

Silberberg, Y.

I. Afek, A. Natan, O. Ambar, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 79, 043830 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Smith, B. J.

Thomas-Peter, N.

Walmsley, I. A.

Weinberg, D. L.

D. C. Burnham and D. L. Weinberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 25, 84 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Worsley, A. P.

Zhang, L.

L. Zhang, L. Neves, J. S. Lundeen, and I. A. Walmsley, J. Phys. B 42, 114011 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. B (1)

J. Peřina and J. Křepelka, J. Opt. B 7, 246 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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

J. Phys. B (1)

L. Zhang, L. Neves, J. S. Lundeen, and I. A. Walmsley, J. Phys. B 42, 114011 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. Peřina and J. Křepelka, Opt. Commun. 265, 632 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Phys. Rev. A (5)

J. Peřina, O. Haderka, M. Hamar, and V. Michálek, Phys. Rev. A 85, 023816 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Peřina, J. Křepelka, J. Peřina, M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, Phys. Rev. A 76, 043806 (2007).
[CrossRef]

O. Haderka, J. Peřina, M. Hamar, and J. Peřina, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033815 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Hamar, J. Peřina, O. Haderka, and V. Michálek, Phys. Rev. A 81, 043827 (2010).
[CrossRef]

I. Afek, A. Natan, O. Ambar, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 79, 043830 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

D. C. Burnham and D. L. Weinberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 25, 84 (1970).
[CrossRef]

V. D’Auria, N. Lee, T. Amri, C. Fabre, and J. Laurat, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 050504 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Today (1)

A. Migdall, Phys. Today 52(1), 41 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. (1)

A. A. Malygin, A. N. Penin, and A. V. Sergienko, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 33, 493 (1981).

Other (1)

J. Peřina, Quantum Statistics of Linear and Nonlinear Optical Phenomena (Kluwer, 1991).

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Figures (1)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Minimum of declinations D determined over the allowed values of np depending on QDEs ηs and ηi. In black areas close to ηs and ηi axes, Eqs. (3) have no solution. For optimum values of QDEs ηs=0.243 and ηi=0.235, JPND p(ns,ni) is shown.

Equations (9)

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ma=cada,ma2=ca22madada2,msmi=cscimsdimidsdsdi.
na=Maba,(Δna)2=Maba(1+ba).
ηa[np+na]=ma,ηa2[(Δnp)2+(Δna)2+1ηaηa(np+na)]=(Δma)2,(Δnp)2=ΔmsΔmi/(ηsηi).
na=ma/ηanp,(Δna)2=(Δma)2ηa2ΔmsΔmiηsηi1ηaηa2ma,(Δnp)2=ΔmsΔmi/(ηsηi).
p(ns,ni)=n=0min[ns,ni]p(nsn;Ms,bs)×p(nin;Mi,bi)p(n;Mp,bp);
ba=(Δna)2na1,Ma=na2(Δna)2na.
Ta(c,n)=(Nac)(1Da)Na(1ηa)n(1)c×l=0c(cl)(1)l(1Da)l(1+lNaηa1ηa)n,a=s,i.
pc(cs,ci)=ns,ni=0Ts(cs,ns)Ti(ci,ni)p(ns,ni).
D=cs,ci=0[pc(cs,ci)f(cs,ci)]2.

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