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Publication Citation: Frequency-bin Entangled Comb of Photon Pairs From a Silicon-on-Insulator Micro-Resonator

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Author(s): Jun Chen; Zachary H. Levine; Jingyun Fan; Alan L. Migdall;
Title: Frequency-bin Entangled Comb of Photon Pairs From a Silicon-on-Insulator Micro-Resonator
Published: January 13, 2011
Abstract: We present a quantum-mechanical theory to describe narrow-band photon- pair generation via four-wave mixing in a Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) micro- resonator. We also provide design principles for efficient photon-pair generation in an SOI micro-resonator through extensive numerical simulations. Microring cavities are shown to have a much wider dispersion-compensated frequency range than straight cavities. A microring with an inner radius of 8 µ m can output an entangled photon comb of 21 pairwise peaks (42 comb lines) spanning from 1.3 µ m to 1.8 µ m. Such on-chip quantum photonic de- vices offer a path toward future integrated quantum photonics and quantum information processing.
Citation: Optics Express
Volume: 19
Pages: pp. 1470 - 1483
Keywords: Quantum Information; Single Photon; Single Photon Source; Entanglement; Quantum Optics; Nonlinear Optics; Integrated Optics
Research Areas: Entanglement, Quantum Optics, Quantum Information, Entangled Photons, Single Photon Sources, Quantum Information Technology
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