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No free lunch: the trade-off between heralding rate and efficiency in microresonator-based heralded single photon sources

Z. Vernon, M. Liscidini, J. E. Sipe
2016 Optics Letters  
Generation of heralded single photons has recently been demonstrated using spontaneous four-wave mixing in integrated microresonators.  ...  of photon losses within the resonator.  ...  single photon sources with high heralding efficiencies.  ... 
doi:10.1364/ol.41.000788 pmid:26872189 fatcat:m7d4e3lnubgc3jfu2nu3p3qcay

Truly unentangled photon pairs without spectral filtering

Z. Vernon, M. Menotti, C. C. Tison, J. A. Steidle, M. L. Fanto, P. M. Thomas, S. F. Preble, A. M. Smith, P. M. Alsing, M. Liscidini, J. E. Sipe
2017 Optics Letters  
We demonstrate that an integrated silicon microring resonator is capable of efficiently producing photon pairs that are completely unentangled; such pairs are a key component of heralded single photon  ...  This will permit the generation of heralded single photon states with unit purity.  ...  high purity of the heralded photon.  ... 
doi:10.1364/ol.42.003638 pmid:28914921 fatcat:tmokw4yztbcmnckst2fk3btwpa

Parametric down-conversion photon-pair source on a nanophotonic chip

Xiang Guo, Chang-ling Zou, Carsten Schuck, Hojoong Jung, Risheng Cheng, Hong X Tang
2016 Light: Science & Applications  
We show the potential of our source for quantum information processing by measuring the high visibility anti-bunching of heralded single photons with nearly ideal state purity.  ...  Here, we demonstrate such an on-chip parametric down-conversion source of photon pairs based on second-order nonlinearity in an aluminum-nitride microring resonator.  ...  Facilities used for fabrication were supported by Yale SEAS cleanroom and Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering.  ... 
doi:10.1038/lsa.2016.249 pmid:30167250 fatcat:f5rri4lk6za5xp4m2p663twx7i

High spectro-temporal purity single-photons from silicon micro-racetrack resonators using a dual-pulse configuration [article]

Ben Burridge, Imad I. Faruque, John Rarity, Jorge Barreto
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We have experimentally generated and observed single-photons with 98.0+-0.3 % spectro-temporal purity using a conventional micro racetrack resonator and an engineered dual pump pulse.  ...  Single-photons with high spectro-temporal purity are an essential resource for quantum photonic technologies.  ...  The authors declare no conflicts of interest.  ... 
arXiv:2004.13168v1 fatcat:z3orzcu3uzdjnfc7j4gofld2o4

Integrated sources of photon quantum states based on nonlinear optics

Lucia Caspani, Chunle Xiong, Benjamin J Eggleton, Daniele Bajoni, Marco Liscidini, Matteo Galli, Roberto Morandotti, David J Moss
2017 Light: Science & Applications  
Here, we review recent developments in the realisation of integrated sources of photonic quantum states, focusing on approaches based on nonlinear optics that are compatible with contemporary optical fibre  ...  These new and exciting platforms hold the promise of compact, low-cost, scalable and practical implementations of sources for the generation and manipulation of complex quantum optical states on a chip  ...  In fact, when used as a heralded singlephoton source, a typical resonator pumped by a field having a spectral width broader than the resonance linewidth can generate heralded single photons with a purity  ... 
doi:10.1038/lsa.2017.100 pmid:30167217 fatcat:m4yc2uxnc5dqrfl6fvi3itbhi4

Quantum light generation on a silicon chip using waveguides and resonators

Jun Rong Ong, Shayan Mookherjea
2013 Optics Express  
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  ...  Here, we propose that a periodic waveguide consisting of a sequence of optical resonators may outperform conventional waveguides or single resonators and generate more than 1 Giga-pairs per second from  ...  Ong acknowledges support from Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore.  ... 
doi:10.1364/oe.21.005171 pmid:23482051 fatcat:ocjazcewvvgxplkfbwaxoht7wa

Parametric down-conversion photon pair source on a nanophotonic chip [article]

Xiang Guo, Chang-ling Zou, Carsten Schuck, Hojoong Jung, Risheng Cheng, Hong X. Tang
2016 arXiv   pre-print
We show the potential of our source for quantum information processing by measuring high-visibility antibunching of heralded single photons with nearly ideal state purity.  ...  Our down conversion source operates with high brightness and low noise, yielding pairs of correlated photons at MHz-rates with high coincidence-to-accidental ratio.  ...  Facilities used for fabrication were supported by Yale SEAS cleanroom and Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering. The authors thank Michael Power and Dr.  ... 
arXiv:1603.03726v1 fatcat:x4bnremebvdahe6547dwrvr4ym

Advances in silicon quantum photonics

Jeremy C. Adcock, Jueming Bao, Yulin Chi, Xiaojiong Chen, Davide Bacco, Qihuang Gong, Leif Katsuo Oxenloewe, Jianwei Wang, Yunhong Ding
2020 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics  
We also resolve a conflict in the definition of Hong-Ou-Mandel interference visibility in integrated quantum photonic experiments, needed for fair comparison of photon quality across different platforms  ...  Our aim is the development of scalability on the platform, to which end we point the way to ever-closer integration, toward silicon quantum photonic systemson-a-chip.  ...  Despite this, high-quality overlap between four ring resonator sources across a large set of on-chip phase configurations has been demonstrated by using an extensive crosstalk characterisation strategy  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstqe.2020.3025737 fatcat:xwff547emzgqddtljcniwtxy3q

High spectro-temporal purity single-photons from silicon micro-racetrack resonators using a dual-pulse configuration

Ben Burridge, Imad Faruque, John Rarity, Jorge Barreto
2020 Optics Letters  
We have experimentally generated and observed single-photons with 98.0±0.3% spectro-temporal purity, an upper bound of the stimulated emission tomography, using a conventional micro-racetrack resonator  ...  Single-photons with high spectro-temporal purity are an essential resource for quantum photonic technologies.  ...  Damien Bonneau for the design of the MZI-coupled MRR. Disclosures. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. † These authors contributed equally to this work.  ... 
doi:10.1364/ol.393077 pmid:32667351 fatcat:ndfsqfpj45b6xfxtlbjp457y6e

Nonclassical Optical Bistability and Resonance-Locked Regime of Photon-Pair Sources Using Silicon Microring Resonator

Kai Guo, Lin Yang, Xiaodong Shi, Xuanming Liu, Yining Cao, Jingjing Zhang, Xiaolin Wang, Junbo Yang, Haiyan Ou, Yijun Zhao
2019 Physical Review Applied  
This work not only experimentally validates the nonclassical bistability behaviors, but also puts forward a simple method of pump-resonance matching for high-quality performance.  ...  single-photon regime.  ...  , which results in a stable and high-quality performance of the source.  ... 
doi:10.1103/physrevapplied.11.034007 fatcat:3f7nyuh5obaidott2uhyoba4wy

Engineering spectrally unentangled photon pairs from nonlinear microring resonators by pump manipulation

J. B. Christensen, J. G. Koefoed, K. Rottwitt, C. J. McKinstrie
2018 Optics Letters  
This enables on-chip generation of heralded single photons with state purities in excess of 99 % without spectral filtering.  ...  An important example of such states are quantum-correlated photon pairs, which can be efficiently generated using spontaneous nonlinear processes in integrated microring-resonator structures.  ...  Notably, such quantum interference has recently been demonstrated using heralded single photons from two silicon MRRs [25, 26] .  ... 
doi:10.1364/ol.43.000859 pmid:29444012 fatcat:3wzxfubtzvghjpfogatjuvpph4

Ultra-low power generation of twin photons in a compact silicon ring resonator

Stefano Azzini, Davide Grassani, Michael J. Strain, Marc Sorel, L. G. Helt, J. E. Sipe, Marco Liscidini, Matteo Galli, Daniele Bajoni
2012 Optics Express  
We demonstrate efficient generation of correlated photon pairs by spontaneous four wave mixing in a 5 \mu m radius silicon ring resonator in the telecom band around 1550 nm.  ...  The results are in good agreement with theoretical predictions and show the potential of silicon micro-ring resonators as room temperature sources for integrated quantum optics applications.  ...  JES and LGH acknowledge support of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).  ... 
doi:10.1364/oe.20.023100 pmid:23188274 fatcat:asioaryzbjdejh5rndqn45cbp4

Ultra-bright entangled-photon pair generation from an AlGaAs-on-insulator microring resonator [article]

Trevor J. Steiner, Joshua E. Castro, Lin Chang, Quynh Dang, Weiqiang Xie, Justin Norman, John E. Bowers, Galan Moody
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Here, we demonstrate a novel, ultra-low-loss AlGaAs-on-insulator platform capable of generating time-energy entangled photons in a Q >1 million microring resonator with nearly 1,000-fold improvement in  ...  restrict the photon-pair brightness and quality, including weak optical nonlinearity or high waveguide loss.  ...  Collectively, these values yield an ultra-high quality entangled-and heralded-photon source that surpasses sources from all other integrated photonic platforms, as shown in Table 1 .  ... 
arXiv:2009.13462v1 fatcat:pj7j64xkb5ekdfg3jidvrxfuni

Generation rate scaling: the quality factor optimization of microring resonators for photon-pair sources

Kai Guo, Xiaodong Shi, Xiaolin Wang, Junbo Yang, Yunhong Ding, Haiyan Ou, Yijun Zhao
2018 Photonics Research  
as AlGaAs and silicon nitride, which have potential to achieve a high intrinsic quality factor even at high power.  ...  We conclude that a high intrinsic quality factor is always useful, while the external quality factor needs to be particularly designed; that is, for a given intrinsic quality factor, the highest pair rate  ... 
doi:10.1364/prj.6.000587 fatcat:ld7qrxhpsjh5zjh7ogllq7xiua

Integrated Source of Spectrally Filtered Correlated Photons for Large-Scale Quantum Photonic Systems

Nicholas C. Harris, Davide Grassani, Angelica Simbula, Mihir Pant, Matteo Galli, Tom Baehr-Jones, Michael Hochberg, Dirk Englund, Daniele Bajoni, Christophe Galland
2014 Physical Review X  
Our system, fabricated with high yield and reproducibility in a CMOS process, paves the way toward truly large-scale quantum photonic circuits by allowing sources and detectors of single photons to be  ...  We demonstrate the generation of quantum-correlated photon-pairs combined with the spectral filtering of the pump field by more than 95dB using Bragg reflectors and electrically tunable ring resonators  ...  of the pump field by more than 95 dB using a Bragg reflector and tunable ring filtersenabling the integration of single-photon sources and single-photon detectors on chip [47, 48] .  ... 
doi:10.1103/physrevx.4.041047 fatcat:bsoz7qyaqvcvpfec3q5havd3nq
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