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Opt Express. 2013 Feb 25;21(4):5171-81. doi: 10.1364/OE.21.005171.

Quantum light generation on a silicon chip using waveguides and resonators.

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0407, USA.


Integrated optical devices may replace bulk crystal or fiber based assemblies with a more compact and controllable photon pair and heralded single photon source and generate quantum light at telecommunications wavelengths. Here, we propose that a periodic waveguide consisting of a sequence of optical resonators can outperform conventional waveguides or single resonators and generate more than 1 Giga-pairs per second from a sub-millimeter-long room-temperature silicon device, pumped with only about 10 milliwatts of optical power. Furthermore, the spectral properties of such devices provide novel opportunities for chip-scale quantum light sources.

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