Acquisition of multiple photon pairs with an EMCCD camera

Eliot Bolduc, Daniele Faccio, Jonathan Leach

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The detection and characterization of quantum states of light plays an important role in quantum science. Traditional methods use single-photon detectors, but these are generally limited to point measurements; consequently, multi-pixel devices are now being utilized in quantum measurements, especially in the field of quantum imaging. Here, we demonstrate the capability of an EMCCD camera to record multiple coincidence events originating from parametric downconversion where the mean photon number per pixel is much greater than unity. The multipixel nature of the camera enables us to record correlations ranging from ≈1 to 10 000 coincidences per frame. This approach to quantum measurements provide mechanisms for recording quantum signatures for bright correlated photon sources.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054006
JournalJournal of Optics
Issue number5
Early online date18 Apr 2017
Publication statusPublished - May 2017


  • EMCCD camera
  • quantum correlations
  • sub-shot-noise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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