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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8596–8604

Slow light enhanced correlated photon pair generation in photonic-crystal coupled-resonator optical waveguides

Nobuyuki Matsuda, Hiroki Takesue, Kaoru Shimizu, Yasuhiro Tokura, Eiichi Kuramochi, and Masaya Notomi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8596-8604 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.008596


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Abstract

We demonstrate the generation of quantum-correlated photon pairs from a Si photonic-crystal coupled-resonator optical waveguide. A slow-light supermode realized by the collective resonance of high-Q and small-mode-volume photonic-crystal cavities successfully enhanced the efficiency of the spontaneous four-wave mixing process. The generation rate of photon pairs was improved by two orders of magnitude compared with that of a photonic-crystal line defect waveguide without a slow-light effect.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2013
Published: April 1, 2013

Citation
Nobuyuki Matsuda, Hiroki Takesue, Kaoru Shimizu, Yasuhiro Tokura, Eiichi Kuramochi, and Masaya Notomi, "Slow light enhanced correlated photon pair generation in photonic-crystal coupled-resonator optical waveguides," Opt. Express 21, 8596-8604 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-7-8596


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