Generation of a single-photon source via a four-wave mixing process in a cavity

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Author(s)

  • Bixuan Fan
  • Zhenglu Duan
  • Lu Zhou
  • Chunhua Yuan
  • Weiping Zhang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number063809
Journal / PublicationPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume80
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

It is shown that an efficient, well-directional single-photon source can be realized via a four-wave mixing process in a cavity. The probability of producing a single-photon state nearly approaches 50%. The bandwidth of single-photons generated in this way is controllable, which is determined by that of the input pulse. Furthermore, we propose a scheme to generate a coherent multichannel single-photon source, which might have significant applications in wavelength division multiplexing quantum key distribution. © 2009 The American Physical Society.

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Citation Format(s)

Generation of a single-photon source via a four-wave mixing process in a cavity. / Fan, Bixuan; Duan, Zhenglu; Zhou, Lu et al.
In: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Vol. 80, No. 6, 063809, 03.12.2009.

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