Hugo Zbinden, Université de Genève
Giuseppe Di Molfetta, University of Marseille
Evan Meyer-Scott, Universität Paderborn
I will present a realization of a great photon pair source based on parametric down-conversion, and discuss a not-so-great limit to the performance of photon pair sources in general. The former is a fully fiber-coupled waveguide pair source with 46% raw heralding efficiency, and no optical alignment required. The latter restricts the achievable heralding efficiency, when spectrally filtering the photons to increase the purity.