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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 1470–1483

Frequency-bin entangled comb of photon pairs from a Silicon-on-Insulator micro-resonator

Jun Chen, Zachary H. Levine, Jingyun Fan, and Alan L. Migdall  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 1470-1483 (2011)

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We present a quantum-mechanical theory to describe narrow-band photon-pair generation via four-wave mixing in a Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) micro-resonator. We also provide design principles for efficient photon-pair generation in an SOI micro-resonator through extensive numerical simulations. Microring cavities are shown to have a much wider dispersion-compensated frequency range than straight cavities. A microring with an inner radius of 8 μm can output an entangled photon comb of 21 pairwise-correlated peaks (42 comb lines) spanning from 1.3 μm to 1.8 μm. Such on-chip quantum photonic devices offer a path toward future integrated quantum photonics and quantum integrated circuits.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 2010
Published: January 13, 2011

Jun Chen, Zachary H. Levine, Jingyun Fan, and Alan L. Migdall, "Frequency-bin entangled comb of photon pairs from a Silicon-on-Insulator micro-resonator," Opt. Express 19, 1470-1483 (2011)

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