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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4431–4433

Super spontaneous four-wave mixing in single-channel side-coupled integrated spaced sequence of resonator structures

L. G. Helt, J. E. Sipe, and Marco Liscidini  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4431-4433 (2012)

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We consider spontaneous four-wave mixing (SFWM) in a single-channel side-coupled integrated spaced sequence of resonators within a fully quantum formalism. We show that the probability of photon pair production can scale quadratically with the number of resonators, a phenomenon we call super SFWM, in analogy with super-radiant spontaneous emission. Remarkably, in this situation the spectral probability density of the generated photons is independent of the number of rings.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2012
Published: October 22, 2012

L. G. Helt, J. E. Sipe, and Marco Liscidini, "Super spontaneous four-wave mixing in single-channel side-coupled integrated spaced sequence of resonator structures," Opt. Lett. 37, 4431-4433 (2012)

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