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Title: Twin photon pairs in a high-Q silicon microresonator

We report the generation of high-purity twin photon pairs through cavity-enhanced non-degenerate four-wave mixing (FWM) in a high-Q silicon microdisk resonator. Twin photon pairs are created within the same cavity mode and are consequently expected to be identical in all degrees of freedom. The device is able to produce twin photons at telecommunication wavelengths with a pair generation rate as large as (3.96 ± 0.03) × 10{sup 5} pairs/s, within a narrow bandwidth of 0.72 GHz. A coincidence-to-accidental ratio of 660 ± 62 was measured, the highest value reported to date for twin photon pairs, at a pair generation rate of (2.47 ± 0.04) × 10{sup 4} pairs/s. Through careful engineering of the dispersion matching window, we have reduced the ratio of photons resulting from degenerate FWM to non-degenerate FWM to less than 0.15.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States)
  2. Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States)
  3. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22486362
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; DEGREES OF FREEDOM; FREQUENCY MIXING; IMPURITIES; PHOTONS; RESONATORS; SILICON; WAVELENGTHS