Time-multiplexed measurements of nonclassical light at telecom wavelengths

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We report the experimental reconstruction of the statistical properties of an ultrafast pulsed type II parametric down-conversion source in a periodically poled potassium titanyl phosphate waveguide at telecom wavelengths, with almost perfect photon-number correlations. We use a photon-number-resolving time-multiplexed detector based on a fiber-optical setup and a pair of avalanche photodiodes. By resorting to a germane data-pattern tomography, we assess the properties of the nonclassical light states with unprecedented precision.
©2014 American Physical Society. J.R., Z.H., L.M., and B.S. are thankful for the financial assistance of the European Social Fund and the State Budget of the Czech Republic POSTUP II (Grant No. CZ.1.07/2.3.00/30.0041), Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (Grant No. TE01020229), and the IGA Project of the Palacký University (Grant No. PRF 2013 019). L.L.S.S acknowledges the support from the Spanish MINECO (Grant No. FIS2011-26786).
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