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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6727–6740

A versatile waveguide source of photon pairs for chip-scale quantum information processing

Jun Chen, Aaron J. Pearlman, Alexander Ling, Jingyun Fan, and Alan Migdall  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6727-6740 (2009)

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We demonstrate a bright, bandwidth-tunable, quasi-phasematched single-waveguide source generating photon pairs near 900 nm and 1300 nm. Two-photon coincidence spectra are measured at a range of operating temperatures of a periodically-poled KTiOPO4 (PPKTP) waveguide, which supports both type-0 and type-II spontaneous parametric down-conversion. We map out relative contributions of two-photon to one-photon fluorescence for a range of operating parameters. Such a versatile device is highly promising for future chip-scale quantum information processing.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: February 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2009
Published: April 8, 2009

Jun Chen, Aaron J. Pearlman, Alexander Ling, Jingyun Fan, and Alan L. Migdall, "A versatile waveguide source of photon pairs for chip-scale quantum information processing," Opt. Express 17, 6727-6740 (2009)

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