Heralding single photons from pulsed parametric down-conversion
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Citation of Original PublicationT.B. Pittman, B.C. Jacobs and J.D. Franson, Heralding single photons from pulsed parametric down-conversion, Optics Communications Volume 246, Issues 4–6 (2005), Pages 545-550, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2004.11.027
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We describe an experiment in which photon pairs from a pulsed parametric down-conversion source were coupled into single-mode fibers. Detecting one of the photons heralded the presence of the other photon in its fiber with a probability of 83%. The heralded photons were then used in a simple multi-photon interference experiment to illustrate their potential for quantum information applications.