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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 649–651

Heralded single-photon source in a III–V photonic crystal

Alex S. Clark, Chad Husko, Matthew J. Collins, Gaelle Lehoucq, Stéphane Xavier, Alfredo De Rossi, Sylvain Combrié, Chunle Xiong, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 649-651 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000649


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Abstract

In this Letter we demonstrate heralded single-photon generation in a III–V semiconductor photonic crystal platform through spontaneous four-wave mixing. We achieve a high brightness of 3.4×107  pairs·s−1 nm−1 W−1 facilitated through dispersion engineering and the suppression of two-photon absorption in the gallium indium phosphide material. Photon pairs are generated with a coincidence-to-accidental ratio over 60 and a low g(2)(0) of 0.06 proving nonclassical operation in the single photon regime.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2013
Published: February 22, 2013

Citation
Alex S. Clark, Chad Husko, Matthew J. Collins, Gaelle Lehoucq, Stéphane Xavier, Alfredo De Rossi, Sylvain Combrié, Chunle Xiong, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Heralded single-photon source in a III–V photonic crystal," Opt. Lett. 38, 649-651 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-5-649


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