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Efficient photon pair sources based on Silicon-on-Insulator microresonators

Published

Author(s)

Jun Chen, Zachary H. Levine, Jingyun Fan, Alan L. Migdall

Abstract

We present a general quantum-mechanical formalism to describe photon pair generation via four-wave mixing in a Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) microresonator. We also provide design principles for efficient photon-pair generation in a SOI microresonator through numerical simulations. Ring-cavity simulation results are compared with straight-cavity ones, and are shown to be superior. Such on-chip quantum devices are highly promising for future integrated quantum information processing.
Proceedings Title
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging VIII
Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7815
Volume
7815
Conference Dates
August 1-5, 2010
Conference Location
San Diego, CA
Conference Title
SPIE Optics+Photonics

Keywords

four wave mixing, correlated photons, Silicon-on-Insulator, microresonator, integrated optics

Citation

Chen, J. , Levine, Z. , Fan, J. and Migdall, A. (2010), Efficient photon pair sources based on Silicon-on-Insulator microresonators, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging VIII Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7815, San Diego, CA, [online], https://doi.org/10.1117/12.859958 (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created August 30, 2010, Updated November 10, 2018