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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1581–1589

Two-photon quantum state engineering in nonlinear photonic nanowires

Dongpeng Kang, Arthur Pang, Yuxiang Zhao, and Amr S. Helmy  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 7, pp. 1581-1589 (2014)

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We propose and analyze a generic technique to engineer the two-photon quantum state generated by spontaneous parametric downconversion (SPDC) in nonlinear photonic nanowires using any suitable material system. Through dispersion engineering in nanowires, the group velocity of each photon involved in the SPDC process can be tuned such that pure heralded single photons or maximally polarization entangled photons can be directly generated on a chip. Implementations in III–V semiconductor and ferroelectric waveguides demonstrate minimal frequency correlations with Schmidt numbers of 1 for heralded single photons, and maximal entanglement with concurrences of 1 for polarization entangled photons.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: February 27, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2014
Published: June 19, 2014

Dongpeng Kang, Arthur Pang, Yuxiang Zhao, and Amr S. Helmy, "Two-photon quantum state engineering in nonlinear photonic nanowires," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 1581-1589 (2014)

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