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Search Publications by: Richard Mirin (Fed)

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Demonstration of Superconducting Optoelectronic Single-Photon Synapses

October 6, 2022
Saeed Khan, Bryce Primavera, Jeff Chiles, Adam McCaughan, Sonia Buckley, Alexander Tait, Adriana Lita, John Biesecker, Anna Fox, David Olaya, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Jeff Shainline
Superconducting optoelectronic hardware is being explored as a path towards artificial spiking neural networks with unprecedented scales of complexity and computational ability. Such hardware combines integrated-photonic components for few-photon, light

Quantum phase modulation with acoustic cavities and quantum dots

April 29, 2022
Poolad Imany, Zixuan Wang, Ryan DeCrescent, Robert Boutelle, Corey McDonald, Travis Autry, Samuel Berweger, Pavel Kabos, Sae Woo Nam, Richard Mirin, Kevin L. Silverman
Fast, efficient, and low-power modulation of light at microwave frequencies is crucial for chip-scale classical and quantum processing as well as for long-range networks of superconducting quantum processors. A successful approach to bridge the gap between

Single-photon detection in the mid-infrared up to 10 micron wavelength using tungsten silicide superconducting nanowire detectors

September 14, 2021
Varun Verma, Adriana Lita, Yao Zhai, Heli C. Vora, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Boris Korzh, Alex Walter, Ryan Briggs, Marco Colangelo, Emma Wollman, Andrew Beyer, Jason Allmaras, D. Zhu, Ekkehart Schmidt, A. G. Kozorezov, Matthew Shaw
We developed superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) based on tungsten silicide (WSi) that show saturated internal detection efficiency up to a wavelength of 10 um. These detectors are promising for applications in the mid-infrared

Demonstration that Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Steering Requires More than One Bit of Faster-than-Light Information Transmission

May 28, 2021
Yu Xiang, Michael Mazurek, Joshua Bienfang, Michael Wayne, Carlos Abellan, Waldimar Amaya, Morgan Mitchell, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Qiongyi He, Marty Stevens, Krister Shalm, Howard Wiseman
Schrödinger held that a local quantum system has some objectively real quantum state and no other (hidden) properties. He therefore took the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) phenomenon, which he generalized and called 'steering', to require nonlocal

Comparison of electrostatic and photon pressure force references at the nanonewton level

May 3, 2021
Gordon Shaw, John A. Kramar, Paul Williams, Matthew Spidell, Richard Mirin, Julian Stirling
This work describes a comparison between nanonewton force references derived from an electrostatic force balance and photon pressure force from calibrated laser optical power in the 1 watt range. The NIST Electrostatic Force Balance (EFB) is used to

Characterization of waveguide-integrated single-photon detectors using integratedphotonic structures

February 18, 2021
Sonia M. Buckley, Alexander N. Tait, Jeffrey T. Chiles, Adam N. McCaughan, Saeed Khan, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Jeffrey M. Shainline
We show several techniques for using integrated-photonic waveguide structures to simultaneously characterize multiple waveguide-integrated superconducting-nanowire detectors with a single fiber input. We demonstrate structures for direct comparison of

State Readout of a Trapped Ion Qubit Using a Trap-integrated Superconducting Photon Detector

January 6, 2021
Susanna L. Todaro, Varun Verma, Katherine C. McCormick, David T. Allcock, Richard Mirin, David J. Wineland, Sae Woo Nam, Andrew C. Wilson, Dietrich Leibfried, Daniel Slichter
We detect fluorescence photons emitted by a single $^9$Be$^+$ ion confined in a surface- electrode rf ion trap, using a superconducting nanowire single photon detector integrated directly into the trap. We achieve a qubit readout fidelity of 99.91(1) %

Microresonator enhanced, waveguide coupled emission from silicon defect centers for superconducting optoelectronic networks

July 10, 2020
Alexander N. Tait, Sonia M. Buckley, Jeffrey M. Shainline, Adam N. McCaughan, Jeffrey T. Chiles, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P. Mirin
Superconducting optoelectronic networks could achieve scales unmatched in hardware-based neuromorphic computing. After summarizing recent progress in this area, we report new results in cryogenic silicon photonic light sources, components central to these

Microring resonator-coupled photoluminescence from silicon W centers

July 10, 2020
Alexander N. Tait, Sonia M. Buckley, Jeffrey T. Chiles, Adam N. McCaughan, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P. Mirin, Jeffrey M. Shainline
Defect centers are promising candidates for waveguide-integrated silicon light sources. We demonstrate microresonator- and waveguide-coupled photoluminescence from silicon W centers. Observations indicate that wavelengths that are on-resonance with

Superconducting microwire detectors with single-photon sensitivity in the near-infrared

June 16, 2020
Jeffrey T. Chiles, Sonia M. Buckley, Adriana E. Lita, Varun B. Verma, Jeffrey M. Shainline, Richard P. Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Jason Allmaras, Boris Korzh, Emma Wollman, Matthew Shaw
We report on the fabrication and characterization of single-photon-sensitive WSi superconducting detectors with wire widths from 1 υm to 3 υm. The devices achieve saturated internal detection efficiency at 1.55 υm wavelength and exhibit maximum count rates

Optimization of photoluminescence from W centers in silicon-on-insulator for waveguide-coupled sources

May 13, 2020
Sonia M. Buckley, Alexander N. Tait, Galan Moody, Kevin L. Silverman, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P. Mirin, Jeffrey M. Shainline, Stephen Olson, Joshua Hermann, Satyvalu Papa Rao
W centers are trigonal defects generated by self-ion implantation in silicon that exhibit photoluminescence at 1.218\textmu m. We have shown previously that they can be used in waveguide-integrated all-silicon light-emitting diode sources. Here we optimize

Low-loss, high-bandwidth fiber-to-chip coupling using capped adiabatic tapered fibers

May 1, 2020
Saeed Khan, Jeff Shainline, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Sonia Buckley, Jeff Chiles
We demonstrate adiabatically tapered fibers terminating in sub-micron tips that are clad with a higher-index material for coupling to an on-chip waveguide. This cladding enables coupling to a high-index waveguide without losing light to the buried oxide. A

Tunable quantum beat of single photons enabled by nonlinear nanophotonics

November 22, 2019
Qing Li, Anshuman Singh, Xiyuan Lu, John Lawall, Varun Verma, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Kartik Srinivasan
Integrated photonics is a promising approach for scalable implementation of diverse quantum resources at the chip-scale. Here, we demonstrate the integration of two essential building blocks for quantum information science - quantum sources and frequency

Nonlinear Silicon waveguides produce tunable frequency combs spanning 2.0-8.5 ?m

September 25, 2019
Nima Nader, Abijith S. Kowligy, Jeffrey T. Chiles, Eric J. Stanton, Henry R. Timmers, Alexander J. Lind, Kimberly Briggman, Scott Diddams, Flavio Caldas da Cruz, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Daniel M. Lesko
We present fully air clad suspended-silicon waveguides for efficient nonlinear interactions limited only by the silicon transparency. Novel fork-shaped couplers provide efficient input (

Single-scan acquisition of multiple multidimensional spectra

May 29, 2019
Travis M. Autry, Galan Moody, James M. Fraser, Corey A. McDonald, Richard P. Mirin, Kevin L. Silverman
Multidimensional coherent spectroscopy is a powerful tool for understanding the ultrafast dynamics of complex quantum systems. To fully characterize the nonlinear optical response of a system, multiple pulse sequences must be recorded and quantitatively

Quantum Frequency Conversion of a Quantum Dot Single-Photon Source on a Nanophotonic Chip

May 20, 2019
Anshuman Singh, Qing Li, Shunfa Liu, Ying Yu, Xiyuan Lu, Christian Schneider, Sven Hofling, John Lawall, Varun Verma, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Jin Liu, Kartik Srinivasan
Single self-assembled InAs/GaAs quantum dots are promising bright sources of indistinguishable photons for quantum information science. However, their distribution in emission wavelength, due to inhomogeneous broadening inherent to their growth, has

Towards a source of entangled photon pairs in gallium phosphide

May 9, 2019
Paulina S. Kuo, Peter G. Schunemann, Mackenzie Van Camp, Varun B. Verma, Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P. Mirin
We investigate parametric down-conversion in orientation-patterned GaP. Pumped at 865 nm, the signal and idler are at 1350 nm and 2400 nm, respectively.

Generating polarization-entangled photon pairs in domain-engineered PPLN

May 7, 2019
Paulina S. Kuo, Varun B. Verma, Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P. Mirin
Using a periodically poled LiNbO3 crystal that is domain-engineered for two simultaneous type-II down-conversion processes, we demonstrated polarization-entangled photon-pair generation.

Integrated transition edge sensors on lithium niobate waveguides

May 7, 2019
Thomas Gerrits, Adriana Lita, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Jan P. Hoepker, Stephan Krapick, Harald Herrmann, Raimund Ricken, Victor Quiring, Christine Silberhorn, Tim J. Bartley
We show the proof-of-principle detection of light at 1550 nm coupled evanescently from a lithium niobate waveguide to a superconducting transition edge sensor. The coupling efficiency strongly depends on the polarization, the overlap between the evanescent

Design of superconducting optoelectronic networks for neuromorphic computing

November 6, 2018
Sonia Buckley, Adam McCaughan, Jeff Chiles, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Jeff Shainline
We have previously proposed a novel hardware platform for neuromorphic computing based on superconducting optoelectronics that presents many of the features necessary for information processing in the brain. Here we discuss the design and training of

Circuit designs for superconducting optoelectronic loop neurons

October 12, 2018
Jeffrey M. Shainline, Adam N. McCaughan, Jeffrey T. Chiles, Richard P. Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Sonia M. Buckley
We present designs of superconducting optoelectronic neurons based on superconducting single- photon detectors, Josephson junctions, semiconductor light sources, and multi-planar dielectric waveguides. The neurons send few-photon signals to synaptic

Superconducting optoelectronic networks III: synaptic plasticity

July 5, 2018
Jeffrey M. Shainline, Adam N. McCaughan, Sonia M. Buckley, Christine A. Donnelly, Manuel C. Castellanos Beltran, Michael L. Schneider, Richard P. Mirin, Sae Woo Nam
As a means of dynamically reconfiguring the synaptic weight of a superconducting optoelectronic loop neuron, a superconducting flux storage loop is inductively coupled to the synaptic current bias of the neuron. A standard flux memory cell is used to

Single self-assembled InAs/GaAs quantum dots in photonic nanostructures: the role of nanofabrication

June 13, 2018
Jin Liu, Kumarasiri Konthasinghe, Marcelo I. Davanco, John Lawall, Vikas Anant, Varun Verma, Richard Mirin, Jin Dong Song, Ben Ma, Ze Sheng Chen, Hai Qiao Ni, Zhi Chuan Niu, Kartik Srinivasan
Single self-assembled InAs/GaAs quantum dots are a promising solid-state quantum technology, with vacuum Rabi splitting, single-photon-level nonlinearities, and bright, pure, and indistinguishable single-photon generation having been demonstrated. In such