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Waveguide source of correlated photon pairs for chip-scale quantum information processing

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Author(s)

Jun Chen, Aaron Pearlman, Alexander E. Ling, Jingyun Fan, Alan L. Migdall

Abstract

We present a systematic study of a correlated photon-pair source based on a periodically-poled KTiOPO4 (PPKTP) waveguide. The waveguide was fabricated on a KTiOPO4 crystal supporting type-II parametric down-conversion. In addition, periodic poling was applied along the waveguide to quasi-phase-match the type-0 down-conversion process. The design pump wavelength is 532 nm, and the wavelengths of the down-converted, correlated photons are around 900 nm and 1300 nm. We examine the two-photon correlation spectra and singlephoton spectra at a variety of temperature and power settings for both type-0 and type II down-conversion processes. Our study shows that the waveguide source has a number of advantages compared to its bulk-crystal counterpart, including higher spectral brightness, narrower emission bandwidth and single spatial-mode output. With greatly simplified engineering, this compact, highly efficient, low photon-loss, and cost-effective waveguide source of correlated photon pairs is promising for future chip-scale quantum information processing applications.
Citation
SPIE Conference Proceedings
Volume
7465

Keywords

spontaneous parametric down conversion, correlated photons, waveguide, joint spectrum

Citation

Chen, J. , Pearlman, A. , Ling, A. , Fan, J. and Migdall, A. (2009), Waveguide source of correlated photon pairs for chip-scale quantum information processing, SPIE Conference Proceedings, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=903158 (Accessed May 24, 2024)

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Created August 26, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017