Absolute calibration of optical detectors using two-mode squeezed light

Jeff S. Lundeen, Offir Cohen, Pierre Mahou, Brian J. Smith, Ian A. Walmsley

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A squeezed two-mode light source is used to demonstrate the absolute efficiency calibration of a photon-number-resolving detector. This is a higher dynamic range generalization of the method by Klyshko for single-photon detectors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Science, LS 2011
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529176
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser Science, LS 2011 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 20 2011

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherLaser Science, LS 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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