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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3140–3142

Silicon waveguides for creating quantum-correlated photon pairs

Q. Lin and Govind P. Agrawal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 21, pp. 3140-3142 (2006)

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We propose to use four-wave mixing inside silicon waveguides for generating quantum-correlated photon pairs in a single spatial mode. Such silicon-based photon sources not only exhibit high pair correlation but also have high spectral brightness. As the proposed scheme is based on mature silicon technology, it has the potential of becoming a cost-effective platform for on-chip quantum information processing applications.

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OCIS Codes
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 16, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 2002
Published: October 11, 2006

Q. Lin and Govind P. Agrawal, "Silicon waveguides for creating quantum-correlated photon pairs," Opt. Lett. 31, 3140-3142 (2006)

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