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Chin. Opt. Lett.
 Home  List of Issues    Issue 04 , Vol. 16 , 2018    10.3788/COL201816.041903

Micro/nano-fiber-based source of heralded single photons at the telecom band
Jie Su1, Liang Cui1, Yuhang Li2;3, and Xiaoying Li1
1 College of Precision Instrument and Opto-electronics Engineering, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronics Information Technology of Ministry of Education, [Tianjin University], Tianjin 300072, China
2 Joint Institute for Measurement Science, [Tsinghua University], Beijing 100084, China
3 Department of Physics, [Tsinghua University], Beijing 100084, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(04): pp.041903

Topic:Nonlinear optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 190.4380  270.5290  

We experimentally demonstrate a heralded single photon source at 1290 nm by exploiting the spontaneous four wave mixing in a taper-drawn micro/nano-fiber (MNF). Because the frequency detuning between the pump and heralded single photons is ~58 THz, the contamination by Raman scattering is significantly reduced at room temperature. Since the MNF is naturally connected to standard single mode fibers via fiber tapers, the source would be compatible with the existing fiber networks. When the emission rate of heralded signal photons is about 4.6 kHz, the measured second-order intensity correlation function g(2)(0) is 0.017±0.002, which is suppressed by a factor of more than 55, relative to the classical limit.

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Get Citation: Jie Su, Liang Cui, Yuhang Li, and Xiaoying Li, "Micro/nano-fiber-based source of heralded single photons at the telecom band," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(04), 041903(2018)



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