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Jul 10th, 2012
Collaboration between NIST, UCSD and Politecnico di Milano lead to first single photon silicon source
US-Italian "Hark!" group develop novel practical photon source with positive implications for high speed optical communications.
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of California, San Diego; and the Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy, have demonstrated the first “heralded” single photon source made from silicon in what the team is calling an important step towards more practical quantum information processing. The associated academic paper was published in the AIP’s open access journal Applied Physics Letters, published on June 25 2012.
Two of a kind: Photon pair generation, in which input pump photons spontaneously create pairs of photons.
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