Single-photon generation and detection

G. S. Buller, R. J. Collins

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The detection and generation of single photons has seen an upsurge in interest in recent years as new scientific fields of research, for example quantum information processing, have been established. This review serves to provide an overview of progress in these areas, describing some of the main candidates for single-photon components for use in emerging fields of research. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012002
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Single-photon detection
  • Single-photon sources


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