Resource-efficient fibre-integrated temporal multiplexing of heralded single photons

R. A. Hoggarth, R. J. A. Francis-Jones, P. J. Mosley

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Abstract

We present a multiplexed single photon source that re-synchronises heralded single photons generated by four-wave mixing in photonic crystal fibre using a fibre delay loop controlled by a single switch. By combining the probabilities of generating heralded single photons on four consecutive pump pulses we obtain an enhancement of the per-bin single-photon delivery probability. Our source demonstrates a way in which single-photon source multiplexing may be carried out with minimised resource overhead while retaining the benefits of a robust and alignment-free platform.
Original languageEnglish
Article number125503
JournalJournal of Optics
Volume19
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2017

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Resource-efficient fibre-integrated temporal multiplexing of heralded single photons. / Hoggarth, R. A.; Francis-Jones, R. J. A.; Mosley, P. J.

In: Journal of Optics, Vol. 19, No. 12, 125503 , 29.11.2017.

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