Nonlinear Photon Pair Generation in a Highly Dispersive Medium

David J. Starling, Jacob Poirier, Michael Fanto, Jeffrey A. Steidle, Christopher C. Tison, Gregory A. Howland, Stefan F. Preble

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Abstract

Photon pair generation in silicon photonic integrated circuits relies on four-wave mixing via the third-order nonlinearity. Due to phase matching requirements and group velocity dispersion, this method has typically required TE-polarized light. Here, we demonstrate TM-polarized photon pair production in linearly uncoupled silicon resonators with more than an order of magnitude greater dispersion than in previous work. We achieve measured rates above 2.8 kHz and a conditional self-correlation of g(2)(0)=0.044±0.004. This method enables phase matching in dispersive media and paves the way for entanglement generation in silicon photonic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041005
JournalPhysical Review Applied
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2020

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Starling, D. J., Poirier, J., Fanto, M., Steidle, J. A., Tison, C. C., Howland, G. A., & Preble, S. F. (2020). Nonlinear Photon Pair Generation in a Highly Dispersive Medium. Physical Review Applied, 13(4), [041005]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.13.041005