Abstract

We report on cascaded frequency conversion at the single-photon level, consisting of a downconversion from the red (738 nm) to a telecom band (1403 nm) and the reverse upconversion process in the same nonlinear crystal. Detecting the converted single photons suffers from a large noise floor. We were able to recover the signal by implementing a lock-in analyzer technique in the data postprocessing.

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