We generate correlated photon pairs in the telecom band from an 80 μm long dispersion-engineered silicon photonic crystal waveguide. The spontaneous four-wave mixing process producing the photon pairs is enhanced by slow light propagation.
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C. Monat, A. S. Clark, C. Xiong, C. Grillet, G. D. Marshall, M. J. Steel, J. Li, L. O'Faolain, T. F. Krauss, and B. J. Eggleton, "Correlated Photon-Pair Generation in an Ultra-Compact Silicon Photonic Crystal Waveguide," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PDPC4.