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Precision measurements are important across all fields of science. In particular, optical phase measurements can be used to measure distance, position, displacement, acceleration, and optical path length. Quantum entanglement enables higher precision than would otherwise be possible. We demonstrated an optical phase measurement with an entangled four-photon… (More)
ALEXANDRE SOUJAEFF†*, SHIGEKI TAKEUCHI†, KEIJI SASAKI†, TOSHIO HASEGAWA‡, MITSURU MATSUI‡ †Japan Science and Technology Corporation-CREST Project; Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, Kita-12 Nishi-6, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0812, Japan, Tel +81-11-706-2648, Fax +81-11-706-3693 ‡Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Ofuna 5-1-1, Kamakura,… (More)
The coupling of a microsphere resonator to a tapered fiber was demonstrated at cryogenic temperatures (8 - 13 K) and investigated with a probe laser light whose frequency around the zero phonon line of nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond (638 nm). For this purpose, a liquid-helium-flow cryostat with a large sample chamber is developed and a resonance dip… (More)
Energy transfer from pyrene to perylene molecules co-doped within a poly(methyl methacrylate) latex microsphere was drastically accelerated relative to free space. Fluorescence spectra of the microspheres showed that the relative emission intensities of pyrene and perylene changed with the sphere diameter. Analyses of emission decay profiles clarified that… (More)
We report the first experimental demonstration of an optical quantum controlled-NOT gate without any path interference, where the two interacting path interferometers of the original proposals have been replaced by three partially polarizing beam splitters with suitable polarization dependent transmittance and reflectance. The performance of the device is… (More)
We performed two-dimensional mapping of optical trapping potentials experienced by a 100 nm dielectric particle above a plasmon-resonant gold nanoblock pair with a gap of several nanometers. Our results demonstrate that the potentials have nanoscale spatial structures that reflect the near-field landscape of the nanoblock pair. When an incident polarization… (More)
We demonstrate the possibility to achieve optical triggering of photochemical reactions via two-photon absorption using incoherent light sources. This is accomplished by the use of arrays of gold nanoparticles, specially tailored with high precision to obtain high near-field intensity enhancement.
Quantum key distribution with pulsed heralded single photon source was performed over 40 km of fiber for the first time to our knowledge. QBER was measured to be 4.23% suggesting security against unconditional attack.