Abstract

Using a compact optically pumped silicon nanophotonic chip consisting of coupled silicon microrings, we generate photon pairs in multiple pairs of wavelengths around 1.55 μm. The wavelengths are tunable over several nanometers, demonstrating the capability to generate wavelength division multiplexed photon pairs at freely chosen telecommunications-band wavelengths.

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Agha, I.

M. Davanco, J. R. Ong, A. B. Shehata, A. Tosi, I. Agha, S. Assefa, F. Xia, W. M. J. Green, S. Mookherjea, and K. Srinivasan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 261104 (2012).
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Assefa, S.

Azzini, S.

Baets, R. G.

Bajoni, D.

Bogaerts, W.

Bonneau, D.

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Clark, A.

E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

Clemmen, S.

Cooper, M. L.

Davanco, M.

M. Davanco, J. R. Ong, A. B. Shehata, A. Tosi, I. Agha, S. Assefa, F. Xia, W. M. J. Green, S. Mookherjea, and K. Srinivasan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 261104 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Dorenbos, S. N.

E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

Emplit, Ph.

Engin, E.

E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

Ezaki, M.

E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

Foster, M. A.

Fukuda, H.

Gaeta, A. L.

Galli, Matteo

Gifford, D. K.

Grassani, D.

Green, W. M. J.

Gupta, G.

Hadfield, R. H.

E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

Harada, K.-i.

Harada, K-I.

Helt, L. G.

Huy, K. Phan

Iizuka, N.

E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

Itabashi, S.-i.

Jiang, W. C.

W. C. Jiang, X. Lu, J. Zhang, O. Painter, and Q. Lin, in Frontiers in Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), post-deadline paper FW6C.

Kato, T.

Kumar, P.

Kuramochi, E.

Lee, K. F.

Lin, Q.

W. C. Jiang, X. Lu, J. Zhang, O. Painter, and Q. Lin, in Frontiers in Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), post-deadline paper FW6C.

Lipson, M.

Liscidini, M.

Lu, X.

W. C. Jiang, X. Lu, J. Zhang, O. Painter, and Q. Lin, in Frontiers in Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), post-deadline paper FW6C.

Massar, S.

Mastuda, N.

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E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

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E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

Ohira, K.

E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

Ong, J. R.

M. Davanco, J. R. Ong, A. B. Shehata, A. Tosi, I. Agha, S. Assefa, F. Xia, W. M. J. Green, S. Mookherjea, and K. Srinivasan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 261104 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Painter, O.

W. C. Jiang, X. Lu, J. Zhang, O. Painter, and Q. Lin, in Frontiers in Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), post-deadline paper FW6C.

Schmidt, B. S.

Schneider, M. A.

Sharping, J. E.

Shehata, A. B.

M. Davanco, J. R. Ong, A. B. Shehata, A. Tosi, I. Agha, S. Assefa, F. Xia, W. M. J. Green, S. Mookherjea, and K. Srinivasan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 261104 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Sipe, J. E.

Sorel, M.

Srinivasan, K.

M. Davanco, J. R. Ong, A. B. Shehata, A. Tosi, I. Agha, S. Assefa, F. Xia, W. M. J. Green, S. Mookherjea, and K. Srinivasan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 261104 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Strain, M. J.

Suzuki, N.

E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

Takesue, H.

Taniyama, H.

Tanner, M. G.

E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

Thompson, M. G.

E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

Tokura, Y.

Tosi, A.

M. Davanco, J. R. Ong, A. B. Shehata, A. Tosi, I. Agha, S. Assefa, F. Xia, W. M. J. Green, S. Mookherjea, and K. Srinivasan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 261104 (2012).
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Tsuchizawa, T.

Turner, A. C.

Watanabe, T.

Xia, F.

Yamada, K.

Yoshida, H.

E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

Zhang, J.

W. C. Jiang, X. Lu, J. Zhang, O. Painter, and Q. Lin, in Frontiers in Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), post-deadline paper FW6C.

Zwiller, V.

E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Davanco, J. R. Ong, A. B. Shehata, A. Tosi, I. Agha, S. Assefa, F. Xia, W. M. J. Green, S. Mookherjea, and K. Srinivasan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 261104 (2012).
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E. Engin, D. Bonneau, C. M. Natarajan, A. Clark, M. G. Tanner, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, K. Ohira, N. Suzuki, H. Yoshida, N. Iizuka, M. Ezaki, J. L. O’Brien, and M. G. Thompson, “Photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring resonator with reverse bias enhancement,” arXiv:1204.4922v2 (2012).

W. C. Jiang, X. Lu, J. Zhang, O. Painter, and Q. Lin, in Frontiers in Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), post-deadline paper FW6C.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Photon pair generation using diode-pumped SFWM. EDFA=Erbium doped fiber amplifier, FPC=Fiber polarization controller, EOM=Electrooptic modulator, ASE=Amplified spontaneous emission, DUT=Device under test, SPAD=Single photon avalanche diode, TCSPC=Timecorrelated single photon counting.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Classical transmission spectrum of the 11-ring coupled-microring device at room temperature (296.35 K) showing a series of passbands and stopbands in a clean, single-mode family, with high passband–stopband contrast. Using a single pump, multiple sets of photon pairs were generated, as indicated. Three such pairs were sequentially measured, as reported in Table 1.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Changing the temperature of the chip changes the wavelengths of the Stokes and anti-Stokes photon pairs, and requires a linear tuning of the input pump wavelength. The height of the bars is proportional to the measured CAR between the photon pairs. Error bars in the CAR values are determined as in Table 1. Insets: peak pair generation wavelengths for anti-Stokes (top left) and Stokes (bottom right) as shown here by tuned filtering channels, in front of the wavelength insensitive SPADs.

Tables (2)

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Table 1 Simultaneous Pair Generation from Three Bands as Indicated in Fig. 2 at Room Temperature (296.4 K), Using a Fixed Pump Wavelength at 1562.6 nm with 0.2 mW Average Power

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Table 2 Coincidence Measurements of Pair Generation from Band 2 (see Fig. 2) at Different Temperatures; Wavelength Shifts with Temperature are Described in Fig. 3

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