The needle in the haystack: imaging single photon sources

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Stefan Richter published on Imaging Trapped Ion Structures via Fluorescence Cross-Correlation Detection. This highly sensitive technique yields structural information of the arrangement of single photon sources where direct imaging techniques fail. Examples of single photon sources are color centers in crystals.

His results on the spatial frequency show excellent agreement to data acquired using conventional measurement techniques.

Stefan Richter works at the Quantum Optics & Quantum Information Group, lead by Joachim von Zanthier. His work ist part of QuCoLiMa Area A: Quantum cooperativity induced by measurement processes. The original publication can be found in Physical Review Letters.

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