Acquisition of multiple photon pairs with an EMCCD camera

Bolduc, E., Faccio, D. and Leach, J. (2017) Acquisition of multiple photon pairs with an EMCCD camera. Journal of Optics, 19(5), 054006. (doi:10.1088/2040-8986/aa52d8)

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Abstract

The detection and characterization of quantum states of light plays an important role in quantum science. Traditional methods use single-photon detectors, but these are generally limited to point measurements; consequently, multi-pixel devices are now being utilized in quantum measurements, especially in the field of quantum imaging. Here, we demonstrate the capability of an EMCCD camera to record multiple coincidence events originating from parametric downconversion where the mean photon number per pixel is much greater than unity. The multi-pixel nature of the camera enables us to record correlations ranging from $\approx 1$ to 10 000 coincidences per frame. This approach to quantum measurements provide mechanisms for recording quantum signatures for bright correlated photon sources.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Leach, Mr Jonathan and Faccio, Professor Daniele
Authors: Bolduc, E., Faccio, D., and Leach, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Optics
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN:2040-8978
ISSN (Online):2040-8986
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 iOP Publishing
First Published:First published in Journal of Optices 19(5):054006
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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