Temporal Loop Multiplexing: A resource efficient scheme for multiplexed photon-pair sources

Robert J. A. Francis-Jones, Peter J. Mosley

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Abstract

Single photons are a vital resource for photonic quantum information processing. However, even state-of-the-art single photon sources based on photon-pair generation and heralding detection have only a low probability of delivering a single photon when one is requested. We analyse a scheme that uses a switched fibre delay loop to increase the delivery probability per time bin of single photons from heralded sources. We show that, for realistic experimental parameters, combining the output of up to 15 pulses can yield a performance improvement of a factor of 10. We consider the future performance of this scheme with likely component improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalPreprint at arxiv
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • quant-ph
  • physics.optics

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