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Title: Generating photon pairs from a silicon microring resonator using an electronic step recovery diode for pump pulse generation

Abstract

Generation of photon pairs from compact, manufacturable, and inexpensive silicon (Si) photonic devices at room temperature may help develop practical applications of quantum photonics. An important characteristic of photon-pair generation is the two-photon joint spectral intensity, which describes the frequency correlations of the photon pair. Recent attempts to generate a factorizable photon-pair state suitable for heralding have used short optical pump pulses from mode-locked lasers, which are much more expensive and bigger table-top or rack-sized instruments compared with the Si microchip used for generating photon pairs, and thus dominate the cost and inhibit the miniaturization of the source. Here, we generate photon pairs from an Si microring resonator by using an electronic step-recovery diode to drive an electro-optic modulator which carves the pump light from a continuous-wave laser diode into pulses of the appropriate width, thus potentially eliminating the need for optical mode-locked lasers.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22590811
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 108; Journal Issue: 25; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; LASERS; MINIATURIZATION; OPTICAL MODES; PHOTONS; PULSES; PUMPS; RESONATORS; SILICON; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K

Citation Formats

Savanier, Marc, E-mail: msavanier@eng.ucsd.edu, and Mookherjea, Shayan, E-mail: smookherjea@eng.ucsd.edu. Generating photon pairs from a silicon microring resonator using an electronic step recovery diode for pump pulse generation. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4954261.
Savanier, Marc, E-mail: msavanier@eng.ucsd.edu, & Mookherjea, Shayan, E-mail: smookherjea@eng.ucsd.edu. Generating photon pairs from a silicon microring resonator using an electronic step recovery diode for pump pulse generation. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4954261.
Savanier, Marc, E-mail: msavanier@eng.ucsd.edu, and Mookherjea, Shayan, E-mail: smookherjea@eng.ucsd.edu. 2016. "Generating photon pairs from a silicon microring resonator using an electronic step recovery diode for pump pulse generation". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4954261.
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title = {Generating photon pairs from a silicon microring resonator using an electronic step recovery diode for pump pulse generation},
author = {Savanier, Marc, E-mail: msavanier@eng.ucsd.edu and Mookherjea, Shayan, E-mail: smookherjea@eng.ucsd.edu},
abstractNote = {Generation of photon pairs from compact, manufacturable, and inexpensive silicon (Si) photonic devices at room temperature may help develop practical applications of quantum photonics. An important characteristic of photon-pair generation is the two-photon joint spectral intensity, which describes the frequency correlations of the photon pair. Recent attempts to generate a factorizable photon-pair state suitable for heralding have used short optical pump pulses from mode-locked lasers, which are much more expensive and bigger table-top or rack-sized instruments compared with the Si microchip used for generating photon pairs, and thus dominate the cost and inhibit the miniaturization of the source. Here, we generate photon pairs from an Si microring resonator by using an electronic step-recovery diode to drive an electro-optic modulator which carves the pump light from a continuous-wave laser diode into pulses of the appropriate width, thus potentially eliminating the need for optical mode-locked lasers.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4954261},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 25,
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year = 2016,
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