Single-photon Generation And Detection: Physics And Applications by Alan Migdall

Single-photon Generation And Detection: Physics And Applications

byAlan MigdallEditorSergey V. Polyakov, Jingyun Fan

Hardcover | November 29, 2013

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Single-photon generation and detection is at the forefront of modern optical physics research. This book is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the current status of single-photon techniques and research methods in the spectral region from the visible to the infrared. The use of single photons, produced on demand with well-defined quantum properties, offers an unprecedented set of capabilities that are central to the new area of quantum information and are of revolutionary importance in areas that range from the traditional, such as high sensitivity detection for astronomy, remote sensing, and medical diagnostics, to the exotic, such as secretive surveillance and very long communication links for data transmission on interplanetary missions. The goal of this volume is to provide researchers with a comprehensive overview of the technology and techniques that are available to enable them to better design an experimental plan for its intended purpose. The book will be broken into chapters focused specifically on the development and capabilities of the available detectors and sources to allow a comparative understanding to be developed by the reader along with and idea of how the field is progressing and what can be expected in the near future. Along with this technology, we will include chapters devoted to the applications of this technology, which is in fact much of the driver for its development. This is set to become the go-to reference for this field.

  • Covers all the basic aspects needed to perform single-photon experiments and serves as the first reference to any newcomer who would like to produce an experimental design that incorporates the latest techniques
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the current status of single-photon techniques and research methods in the spectral region from the visible to the infrared, thus giving broad background that should enable newcomers to the field to make rapid progress in gaining proficiency
  • Written by leading experts in the field, among which, the leading Editor is recognized as having laid down the roadmap, thus providing the reader with an authenticated and reliable source

About The Author

Alan Migdall leads the Quantum Optics Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), whose mission is the study and use of nonclassical light sources and detectors for application in absolute metrology, quantum enabled measurements, quantum information, and tests of fundamental physics. He and his group are also en...

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Title:Single-photon Generation And Detection: Physics And ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:616 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 29, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123876958

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Table of Contents

Part I 1 Introduction and history,Migdall, Cova, Polyakov and Fan2 Photon statistics, measurements, and measurement tools,Stevens and NamPart II 3 Photomultipliers,Kume and Fatlowitz4 Semiconductor-based detectors,Bienfang, Cova, Ghioni and Itzler5 Novel semiconductor-based detectors,Mirin, Kwiat and Kim6 Detectors based on thermal effects,Berggren and Nam7 Hybrid detectors,Wong, Walmsley, Degiovanni, Polyakov and Migdall8 Detector calibration,Polyakov9 Detection tomography,Zhang, Walmsley, Coldenstrodt-Ronge and DattaPart III 10 Single-photon sources: dream and reality,Hughes11 Atomic cascade sources,Aspect and Grangier12 Parametric down conversion,Christ, White, Fedrizzi, Jennewein, Huebel and Silberhorn13 Four-wave mixing,Rarity and Kumar14 Isolated quantum systems; single emitters,Solomon, Kuhn, Lounis, Shields, Roch and Jacques15 Collectively enhanced Quantum Ensembles,Zhao and Pan