Tomography of photon-number resolving continuous-output detectors

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Title: Tomography of photon-number resolving continuous-output detectors
Authors: Humphreys, PC
Metcalf, BJ
Gerrits, T
Hiemstra, T
Lita, AE
Nunn, J
Nam, SW
Datta, A
Kolthammer, WS
Walmsley, IA
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: We report a comprehensive approach to analysing continuous-output photon detectors. We employ principal component analysis to maximize the information extracted from output signals, followed by a novel noise-tolerant parameterized approach to the tomography of photon-number resolving detectors. We further propose a measure for rigorously quantifying a detector's photon-number-resolving capability. Our approach applies to all detectors with continuous-output signals. We illustrate our methods by applying them to experimental data obtained from a transition-edge sensor detector.
Issue Date: 21-Oct-2015
Date of Acceptance: 21-Sep-2015
ISSN: 1367-2630
Publisher: Institute of Physics (IoP) and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
Journal / Book Title: New Journal of Physics
Volume: 17
Copyright Statement: © 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence ( Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (E
Funder's Grant Number: EP/K034480/1
Keywords: Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Physics, Multidisciplinary
single photon detectors
detector tomography
quantum optics
02 Physical Sciences
Fluids & Plasmas
Publication Status: Published
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Article Number: ARTN 103044
Appears in Collections:Quantum Optics and Laser Science

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