Using a compact optically pumped silicon nanophotonic chip consisting of coupled silicon microrings, we generate photon pairs in multiple pairs of wavelengths around 1.55 μm. The wavelengths are tunable over several nanometers, demonstrating the capability to generate wavelength division multiplexed photon pairs at freely chosen telecommunications-band wavelengths.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2013
Published: August 5, 2013
Ranjeet Kumar, Jun Rong Ong, John Recchio, Kartik Srinivasan, and Shayan Mookherjea, "Spectrally multiplexed and tunable-wavelength photon pairs at 1.55 μm from a silicon coupled-resonator optical waveguide," Opt. Lett. 38, 2969-2971 (2013)