Abstract

We propose to use four-wave mixing inside silicon waveguides for generating quantum-correlated photon pairs in a single spatial mode. Such silicon-based photon sources not only exhibit high pair correlation but also have high spectral brightness. As the proposed scheme is based on mature silicon technology, it has the potential of becoming a cost-effective platform for on-chip quantum information processing applications.

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De Riedmatten, H.

S. Tanzilli, W. Tittel, H. De Riedmatten, H. Zbinden, P. Baldi, M. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, and N. Gisin, Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 155 (2002).

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Eberhard, P. H.

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S. Tanzilli, W. Tittel, H. De Riedmatten, H. Zbinden, P. Baldi, M. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, and N. Gisin, Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 155 (2002).

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S. Tanzilli, W. Tittel, H. De Riedmatten, H. Zbinden, P. Baldi, M. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, and N. Gisin, Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 155 (2002).

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F. König, E. J. Mason, F. N. C. Wong, and M. A. Albota, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033805 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Yaman, F.

Zbinden, H.

S. Tanzilli, W. Tittel, H. De Riedmatten, H. Zbinden, P. Baldi, M. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, and N. Gisin, Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 155 (2002).

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Zhang, X.

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S. Tanzilli, W. Tittel, H. De Riedmatten, H. Zbinden, P. Baldi, M. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, and N. Gisin, Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 155 (2002).

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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. A (3)

P. G. Kwiat, E. Waks, A. G. White, I. Appelbaum, and P. H. Eberhard, Phys. Rev. A 60, R773 (1999).
[CrossRef]

H. Takesue and K. Inoue, Phys. Rev. A 72, 041804(R) (2005).
[CrossRef]

F. König, E. J. Mason, F. N. C. Wong, and M. A. Albota, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033805 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

L. Boivin, F. X. Kärtner, and H. A. Haus, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 240 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

H. A. Haus, Electromagnetic Noise and Quantum Optical Measurements (Springer, 2000), Chap. 6.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Normalized photon flux F s Δ ν s for the TM mode as a function of input pump intensity for β T = 0.45 cm GW , n 2 = 6 × 10 5 cm 2 GW , and σ ( ω p ) = 1.45 × 10 17 cm 2 at λ p = 1.55 μ m (Ref. [9]); other parameters are given in the text. Inset, waveguide geometry.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Photon-pair correlation ρ ( 0 ) and spectral brightness under the conditions of Fig. 1. The spectral brightness has the units pairs/s/GHz/mW.

Equations (6)

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A p z = i [ k p + γ ( 0 ) I p ] A p 1 2 [ α l p + α f p ( z ) ] A p ,
A ̂ ( z , ω s ) z = i k s A ̂ ( z , ω s ) 1 2 [ α l s + α f s ( z ) ] A ̂ ( z , ω s ) + i [ γ ( 0 ) + γ ( Ω s ) ] I p A ̂ ( z , ω s ) + i γ ( Ω s ) A p 2 A ̂ ( z , ω i ) + m ̂ l ( z , ω s ) + m ̂ f ( z , ω s ) + m ̂ T ( z , ω s ) A p + i m ̂ R ( z , Ω s ) A p ,
[ m ̂ j ( z 1 , ω μ ) , m ̂ j ( z 2 , ω v ) ] = 2 π D j δ ( ω μ ω v ) δ ( z 1 z 2 ) ,
F μ = Δ ν μ [ γ 2 η ( 0 , L ) I 2 ( 0 ) + g R N μ 0 L I p ( z ) η ( z , L ) d z + γ 2 0 L α ( z ) η ( z , L ) I 2 ( z ) d z ] ,
ρ ( τ ) = C f i γ η ( 0 , L ) I ( 0 ) g R n th 0 L I p ( z ) η ( z , L ) d z + i γ 0 L α ( z ) η ( z , L ) I ( z ) d z 2 ,
ρ ( τ ) = φ ( τ ) 2 γ 2 [ I ( 0 ) + 0 L α ( z ) η 1 ( 0 , z ) I ( z ) d z I 2 ( 0 ) + 0 L α ( z ) η 1 ( 0 , z ) I 2 ( z ) d z ] 2 .

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