Mid-infrared single-photon counting

Authors:G Temporao, S Tanzilli, H Zbinden, N Gisin, T Aellen, M Giovannini, J Faist
Journal:Optics Letters 31, 1094–1096 (2006)
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Abstract:We report a procedure to detect mid-infrared single photons at 4.65 mu m by means of a two-stage scheme based on sum-frequency generation, by using a periodically poled lithium niobate nonlinear crystal and a silicon avalanche photodiode. An experimental investigation shows that, in addition to a high timing resolution, this technique yields a detection sensitivity of 1.24 pW with 63 mW of net pump power. © 2006 Optical Society of America.
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@ARTICLE{Temporao2006,
  author = {Temporao, G. and Tanzilli, S. and Zbinden, H. and Gisin, N. and Aellen,
	T. and Giovannini, M. and Faist, J.},
  title = {Mid-infrared single-photon counting},
  journal = {Optics Letters},
  year = {2006},
  volume = {31},
  pages = {1094--1096},
  number = {8},
  abstract = {We report a procedure to detect mid-infrared single photons at 4.65
	mu m by means of a two-stage scheme based on sum-frequency generation,
	by using a periodically poled lithium niobate nonlinear crystal and
	a silicon avalanche photodiode. An experimental investigation shows
	that, in addition to a high timing resolution, this technique yields
	a detection sensitivity of 1.24 pW with 63 mW of net pump power.
	(c) 2006 Optical Society of America. },
  owner = {cc},
  sn = {0146-9592},
  timestamp = {2010.08.20},
  ut = {WOS:000236622000023}
}