Springer Theses

Active Multiplexing of Spectrally Engineered Heralded Single Photons in an Integrated Fibre Architecture

Authors: Francis-Jones, Robert J.A.

  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the University of Bath, UK
  • Describes an important step towards achieving high performance single-photon sources
  • Impacts on technologies such as all-optical quantum computing and cryptography
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This clearly written thesis discusses the development of a highly innovative single-photon source that uses active optical switching, known as multiplexing, to increase the probability of delivering photons into a single mode. Improving single-photon sources is critical in advancing the state of the art in photonic quantum technologies for information processing and communications.

About the authors

Dr Robert Francis-Jones received his PhD from the University of Bath in 2016 for his work on multiplexing high-purity heralded single photon sources under the supervision of Dr Peter Mosley, for which he received the Institute of Physics Quantum Electronics and Photonics Doctoral Thesis Prize 2017.

His main research areas include the design and fabrication of photonic crystal fibres (PCF) for photon pair generation in PCF for use in heralded single photon sources, and quantum frequency translation of single photons from the visible to the infrared.  His other research interests include, numerical modelling of nonlinear optical processes such as four-wave mixing,  the development of field programmable gate array designs for photon counting and fast feed forward optical switching schemes and the development of antiresonant hollowcore optical fibres for quantum optics applications.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Francis-Jones, Robert J. A.

    Pages 1-19

  • Photon Pair Generation via Four-Wave Mixing in Photonic Crystal Fibres

    Francis-Jones, Robert J. A.

    Pages 21-37

  • Numerical Modelling of Multiplexed Photon Pair Sources

    Francis-Jones, Robert J. A.

    Pages 39-66

  • Design, Fabrication, and Characterisation of PCFs for Photon Pair Generation

    Francis-Jones, Robert J. A.

    Pages 67-94

  • Construction of an Integrated Fibre Source of Heralded Single Photons

    Francis-Jones, Robert J. A.

    Pages 95-114

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64188-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64187-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Active Multiplexing of Spectrally Engineered Heralded Single Photons in an Integrated Fibre Architecture
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64188-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64188-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64187-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 147
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 77 illustrations in colour
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