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Adaptive measurement of the spectral and temporal shape of ultrashort single photons for higher-dimensional quantum information processing

Year: 2012

Authors: Polycarpou C., Cassemiro K.N., Venturi G., Zavatta A., Bellini M.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO-CNR), L.go E. Fermi 6, 50125 Florence, Italy; LENS, Department of Physics, University of Firenze, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy; Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, 91058 Erlangen, Germany; Departamento de FĂ­sica, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, 50670-901 Recife-PE, Brazil

Abstract: We describe a new method, combining techniques from the fields of ultrafast and quantum optics, for gaining full access to the spectral and temporal information encoded in the wavepacket mode of single, ultrashort, photons.

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KeyWords: Adaptive measurements; Combining techniques; Higher-dimensional; Quantum-information processing; Single photons; Temporal information; Temporal shape; Ultra-fast, Photons, Quantum optics
DOI: 10.1364/QIM.2012.QT5A.3

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