Metrological validation of photodetectors by using a single photon source based on NV-centers in diamond

@article{Peters2009MetrologicalVO,
  title={Metrological validation of photodetectors by using a single photon source based on NV-centers in diamond},
  author={Silke Peters and Waldemar Schmunk and Helmuth Hofer and Stefan Kuck},
  journal={CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference},
  year={2009},
  pages={1-1}
}
The needs of quantum cryptography and quantum computing belong to the driving forces behind the rapid advances in optical communication technology. This requires optical sources producing single photons either ‘on demand’ or ‘heralded’. Recently several sources were developed like trapped ions in cavities, parametric down-conversion, surface acoustic waves… CONTINUE READING