Nonlinear Photon Pair Generation in a Highly Dispersive Medium

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.


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Work Title Nonlinear Photon Pair Generation in a Highly Dispersive Medium
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  1. David J. Starling
  2. Jacob Poirier
  3. Michael Fanto
  4. Jeffrey A. Steidle
  5. Christopher C. Tison
  6. Gregory A. Howland
  7. Stefan F. Preble
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Work Type Article
  1. American Physical Society (APS)
Publication Date April 29, 2020
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  1. 10.1103/physrevapplied.13.041005
  1. Physical Review Applied
Deposited February 23, 2022




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