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

Published

Author(s)

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

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

Keywords

Quantum Information, Single Photon, Single Photon Source, Entanglement, Quantum Optics, Nonlinear Optics, Integrated Optics

Citation

Chen, J. , Levine, Z. , Fan, J. and Migdall, A. (2011), Frequency-bin Entangled Comb of Photon Pairs From a Silicon-on-Insulator Micro-Resonator, Optics Express, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=906297 (Accessed June 10, 2023)
Created January 13, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017