Abstract

Heralded single photons are prepared at a rate of 100  kHz via conditional measurements on polarization-nondegenerate biphotons produced in a periodically poled potassium-titanyl phosphate crystal. The single-photon Fock state is characterized using high-frequency pulsed optical homodyne tomography with a fidelity of (57.6±0.1)%. The state preparation and detection rates allowed us to perform on-the-fly alignment of the apparatus based on real-time analysis of the quadrature measurement statistics.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

Appel, J.

J. Appel, D. Hoffman, E. Figueroa, and A. I. Lvovsky, Phys. Rev. A 75, 035802 (2007).
[Crossref]

Arecchi, F. T.

Banaszek, K.

K. Banaszek, Phys. Rev. A 57, 5013 (1998).
[Crossref]

Bellini, M.

A. Zavatta, S. Viciani, and M. Bellini, Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 3 (2006).
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A. Zavatta, M. Bellini, P. L. Ramazza, F. Marin, and F. T. Arecchi, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1189 (2002).
[Crossref]

Benson, O.

A. I. Lvovsky, H. Hansen, T. Aichele, O. Benson, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 050402 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Burnham, D. C.

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

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F. Dell'Anno, S. De Siena, and F. Illuminati, Phys. Rep. 428, 53 (2006).
[Crossref]

Dell'Anno, F.

F. Dell'Anno, S. De Siena, and F. Illuminati, Phys. Rep. 428, 53 (2006).
[Crossref]

Figueroa, E.

J. Appel, D. Hoffman, E. Figueroa, and A. I. Lvovsky, Phys. Rev. A 75, 035802 (2007).
[Crossref]

Gisin, N.

N. Gisin, G. Ribordy, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 145 (2002).
[Crossref]

Grangier, P.

A. Ourjoumtsev, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 213601 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hansen, H.

A. I. Lvovsky, H. Hansen, T. Aichele, O. Benson, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 050402 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Hansen, T. Aichele, C. Hettich, P. Lodahl, A. I. Lvovsky, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, Opt. Lett. 26, 1714 (2001).
[Crossref]

Hettich, C.

Hoffman, D.

J. Appel, D. Hoffman, E. Figueroa, and A. I. Lvovsky, Phys. Rev. A 75, 035802 (2007).
[Crossref]

Hong, C. K.

C. K. Hong and L. Mandel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 58 (1986).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hradil, Z.

J. Řeháček, D. Mogilevtsev, and Z. Hradil, New J. Phys. 10, 043022 (2008).
[Crossref]

Illuminati, F.

F. Dell'Anno, S. De Siena, and F. Illuminati, Phys. Rep. 428, 53 (2006).
[Crossref]

Klyshko, D. N.

D. N. Klyshko, Phys. Lett. A 132, 299 (1988).
[Crossref]

Knill, E.

E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. J. Milburn, Nature 409, 46 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Laflamme, R.

E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. J. Milburn, Nature 409, 46 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lodahl, P.

Lvovsky, A. I.

A. I. Lvovsky and M. G. Raymer, Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 299 (2009).
[Crossref]

J. Appel, D. Hoffman, E. Figueroa, and A. I. Lvovsky, Phys. Rev. A 75, 035802 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. I. Lvovsky, J. Opt. B 6, S556 (2004).
[Crossref]

T. Aichele, A. I. Lvovsky, and S. Schiller, Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 237 (2002).

A. I. Lvovsky, H. Hansen, T. Aichele, O. Benson, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 050402 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Hansen, T. Aichele, C. Hettich, P. Lodahl, A. I. Lvovsky, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, Opt. Lett. 26, 1714 (2001).
[Crossref]

Mandel, L.

C. K. Hong and L. Mandel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 58 (1986).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Marin, F.

Milburn, G. J.

E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. J. Milburn, Nature 409, 46 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Mlynek, J.

A. I. Lvovsky, H. Hansen, T. Aichele, O. Benson, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 050402 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Hansen, T. Aichele, C. Hettich, P. Lodahl, A. I. Lvovsky, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, Opt. Lett. 26, 1714 (2001).
[Crossref]

Mogilevtsev, D.

J. Řeháček, D. Mogilevtsev, and Z. Hradil, New J. Phys. 10, 043022 (2008).
[Crossref]

Ourjoumtsev, A.

A. Ourjoumtsev, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 213601 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ramazza, P. L.

Raymer, M. G.

A. I. Lvovsky and M. G. Raymer, Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 299 (2009).
[Crossref]

Rehácek, J.

J. Řeháček, D. Mogilevtsev, and Z. Hradil, New J. Phys. 10, 043022 (2008).
[Crossref]

Ribordy, G.

N. Gisin, G. Ribordy, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 145 (2002).
[Crossref]

Schiller, S.

T. Aichele, A. I. Lvovsky, and S. Schiller, Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 237 (2002).

H. Hansen, T. Aichele, C. Hettich, P. Lodahl, A. I. Lvovsky, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, Opt. Lett. 26, 1714 (2001).
[Crossref]

A. I. Lvovsky, H. Hansen, T. Aichele, O. Benson, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 050402 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Tittel, W.

N. Gisin, G. Ribordy, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 145 (2002).
[Crossref]

Tualle-Brouri, R.

A. Ourjoumtsev, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 213601 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Viciani, S.

A. Zavatta, S. Viciani, and M. Bellini, Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 3 (2006).
[Crossref]

A. Zavatta, S. Viciani, and M. Bellini, Phys. Rev. A 70, 053821 (2004).
[Crossref]

Weinberg, D. L.

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

Zavatta, A.

A. Zavatta, S. Viciani, and M. Bellini, Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 3 (2006).
[Crossref]

A. Zavatta, S. Viciani, and M. Bellini, Phys. Rev. A 70, 053821 (2004).
[Crossref]

A. Zavatta, M. Bellini, P. L. Ramazza, F. Marin, and F. T. Arecchi, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1189 (2002).
[Crossref]

Zbinden, H.

N. Gisin, G. Ribordy, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 145 (2002).
[Crossref]

Eur. Phys. J. D (1)

T. Aichele, A. I. Lvovsky, and S. Schiller, Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 237 (2002).

J. Opt. B (1)

A. I. Lvovsky, J. Opt. B 6, S556 (2004).
[Crossref]

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

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Zavatta, S. Viciani, and M. Bellini, Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 3 (2006).
[Crossref]

Nature (1)

E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. J. Milburn, Nature 409, 46 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

New J. Phys. (1)

J. Řeháček, D. Mogilevtsev, and Z. Hradil, New J. Phys. 10, 043022 (2008).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Lett. A (1)

D. N. Klyshko, Phys. Lett. A 132, 299 (1988).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rep. (1)

F. Dell'Anno, S. De Siena, and F. Illuminati, Phys. Rep. 428, 53 (2006).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. A (3)

A. Zavatta, S. Viciani, and M. Bellini, Phys. Rev. A 70, 053821 (2004).
[Crossref]

J. Appel, D. Hoffman, E. Figueroa, and A. I. Lvovsky, Phys. Rev. A 75, 035802 (2007).
[Crossref]

K. Banaszek, Phys. Rev. A 57, 5013 (1998).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (4)

A. Ourjoumtsev, R. Tualle-Brouri, and P. Grangier, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 213601 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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

C. K. Hong and L. Mandel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 58 (1986).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. I. Lvovsky, H. Hansen, T. Aichele, O. Benson, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 050402 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Rev. Mod. Phys. (2)

N. Gisin, G. Ribordy, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 145 (2002).
[Crossref]

A. I. Lvovsky and M. G. Raymer, Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 299 (2009).
[Crossref]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. f1, spatial and spectral filters transmitting the pump light (blue) with λ 395   nm . f2, spectral filters transmitting states with λ 790   nm and Δ λ = 0.3   nm . f3, low-pass filter blocking the pump light (Semrock BLP01-635R-25).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental results. Top row, histogram of the collected (a) signal state and (b) vacuum state quadratures. The curves are scaled marginal distributions based on the reconstructed density matrices. Bottom row, reconstructed diagonal density matrix elements for the (c) signal and (d) vacuum states. The insets show cross sections of the corresponding Wigner functions.

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| Ψ ( 1 γ 2 ) ( | 0 , 0 + γ | 1 , 1 + γ 2 | 2 , 2 + ) ,

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