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Nature Photonics volume 2, pages 392393 (2008) | Download Citation

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The ability of a customized avalanche-photodiode detector to distinguish the exact number of photons that it receives will simplify the tools required to perform reliable experiments in quantum optics.

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  1. Gerard Milburn is in the Department of Physics, the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia.  milburn@physics.uq.edu.au

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