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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2620–2631

The impact of nonlinear losses in the silicon micro-ring cavities on CW pumping correlated photon pair generation

Yuan Guo, Wei Zhang, Ning Lv, Qiang Zhou, Yidong Huang, and Jiangde Peng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2620-2631 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.002620


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Abstract

In this paper, 1.5μm correlated photon pairs are generated under continuous wave (CW) pumping in a silicon micro-ring cavity with a Q factor of 8.1 × 104. The ratio of coincidences to accidental coincidences (CAR) is up to 200 under a coincidence time bin width of 5ns. The experiment result of single side photon count shows that the generation rate does not increase as the square of the pump level due to the nonlinear losses in the cavity which reduce the Q factor and impact the field enhancement effect in the cavity under high pump level. Theoretical analysis shows that the photon pair generation rate in the cavity is proportional to the seventh power of the Q factor, which agrees well with the experiment result. It provides a way to analyze the performance of CW pumping correlated photon pair generation in silicon micro-ring cavities under high pump levels.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2014
Published: January 30, 2014

Citation
Yuan Guo, Wei Zhang, Ning Lv, Qiang Zhou, Yidong Huang, and Jiangde Peng, "The impact of nonlinear losses in the silicon micro-ring cavities on CW pumping correlated photon pair generation," Opt. Express 22, 2620-2631 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-2620


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