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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 26895–26905

Non-classical interference in integrated 3D multiports

Thomas Meany, Michael Delanty, Simon Gross, Graham D. Marshall, M. J. Steel, and Michael J. Withford  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26895-26905 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.026895


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Abstract

We demonstrate three and four input multiports in a three dimensional glass platform, fabricated using the femtosecond laser direct-write technique. Hong-Ou-Mandel (HOM) interference is observed and a full quantum characterization is performed, obtaining two photon correlation matrices for all combinations of input and output ports. For the 3-port case, the quantum visibilities are accurately predicted solely from measurement of the classical coupling ratios.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2012
Published: November 14, 2012

Citation
Thomas Meany, Michael Delanty, Simon Gross, Graham D. Marshall, M. J. Steel, and Michael J. Withford, "Non-classical interference in integrated 3D multiports," Opt. Express 20, 26895-26905 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-24-26895


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