The quantum utility: comparing single photon sources

A. S. Clark, C. Husko, M. J. Collins, A. De Rossi, S. Combrié, G. Lehoucq, I. H. Rey, T. F. Krauss, C. Xiong, B. J. Eggleton

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We devise a new figure of merit, the quantum utility (QMU), enabling direct comparison of single photon sources. Measuring counts, coincidence-to-accidental ratios and second-order correlation functions, we compute the QMU for sources in two materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics 2013
Subtitle of host publicationLaser Science XXIX : conference program
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781557529879
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2013 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 6 Oct 201310 Oct 2013


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


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