Lossless single-photon shaping via heralding

Kahraman G. Köprülü, Yu Ping Huang*, Geraldo A. Barbosa, Prem Kumar

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Using spontaneous optical parametric downconversion, we experimentally demonstrate heralded generation of shaped single photons, whose modes are tailored indirectly by applying amplitude modulation on the pump field that drives the downconversion process. Our experiment opens a door to creating high-quality, mode-shaped single photons at a substantially higher efficiency than is possible with the existing method of direct single-photon shaping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1674-1676
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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