Slow-light enhanced correlated photon pair generation in a silicon photonic crystal waveguide
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We report the generation of correlated photon pairs in the telecom C-band at room temperature from a dispersion-engineered silicon photonic crystal waveguide. The spontaneous four-wave mixing process producing the photon pairs is enhanced by slow-light propagation enabling an active device length of less than 100 mu m. With a coincidence to accidental ratio of 12.8 at a pair generation rate of 0.006 per pulse, this ultracompact photon pair source paves the way toward scalable quantum information processing realized on-chip. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America
Xiong , C , Monat , C , Clark , A S , Grillet , C , Marshall , G D , Steel , M J , Li , J , O'Faolain , L , Krauss , T F , Rarity , J G & Eggleton , B J 2011 , ' Slow-light enhanced correlated photon pair generation in a silicon photonic crystal waveguide ' Optics Letters , vol. 36 , no. 17 , pp. 3413-3415 . DOI: 10.1364/OL.36.003413
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