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Abstract Title: W10 - FPGA Coincidence Module
Abstract: Many quantum optics experiments are making their way into the undergraduate laboratory, motivated by their effectiveness at demonstrating fundamental features of quantum mechanics. These experiments usually involve the detection of two or more photons simultaneously at different detectors, called "coincidence counting." We have developed a small, inexpensive, flexible, and intuitive coincidence-counting module to be used in conjunction with single-photon detectors, that anyone can build. In this workshop, we will discuss how to assemble and operate the module, and outline some of its uses when paired with a parametric downconversion light source.
Workshop documents can be found at:
Coincidence Counting
Coincidence Counting Module
Abstract Type: Workshop

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: David Branning
Trinity College