Cold atom based narrowband entangled photon sources are important for efficient atom-photon interaction, which is at the heart of long-distance quantum communication and quantum memory protocols. Complete characterization of the narrowband entangled photons requires acquiring the frequency-time two-photon wavefunction, involving both joint temporal intensity (JTI) and joint temporal phase (JTP) measurements. Here, we demonstrate stimulated emission tomography of the frequency-time two-photon wavefunction of narrowband entangled photons from cold atoms. We show more than six orders of magnitude (×106) improvement in the measurement time for obtaining JTI and JTP compared to the conventional direct photon counting method, thus paving the way toward ultrafast high-resolution quantum tomography of photonic quantum states.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics