Near-infrared single-photon spectroscopy of a whispering gallery mode resonator using energy-resolving transition edge sensors


We demonstrate a method to perform spectroscopy of near-infrared single photons without the need of dispersive elements. This method is based on a photon energy resolving transition edge sensor and is applied for the characterization of widely wavelength tunable narrow-band single photons emitted from a crystalline whispering gallery mode resonator. We measure the emission wavelength of tnerated signal and idler photons with an uncertainty of up to 2 nm.

Journal of Optics