We demonstrate room temperature heralded single photon generation in a CMOS-compatible silicon nanophotonic device. The strong modal confinement and slow group velocity provided by a coupled resonator optical waveguide produced a large four-wave-mixing nonlinearity coefficient gamma_eff =4100 W-1 m-1 at telecommunications wavelengths. Spontaneous four-wave-mixing using a degenerate pump beam at 1549.6 nm created photon pairs at 1529.5 nm and 1570.5 nm with a coincidence-to-accidental ratio exceeding 20. A photon correlation measurement of the signal (1529.5 nm) photons heralded by the detection of the idler (1570.5 nm) photons showed antibunching with g(2)(0)=0.19 +/- 0.03. The demonstration of a single photon source within a silicon platform holds promise for future integrated quantum photonic circuits.

Telecommunications-band heralded single photons from a silicon nanophotonic chip

BAHGAT SHEHATA, ANDREA;TOSI, ALBERTO;
2012-01-01

Abstract

We demonstrate room temperature heralded single photon generation in a CMOS-compatible silicon nanophotonic device. The strong modal confinement and slow group velocity provided by a coupled resonator optical waveguide produced a large four-wave-mixing nonlinearity coefficient gamma_eff =4100 W-1 m-1 at telecommunications wavelengths. Spontaneous four-wave-mixing using a degenerate pump beam at 1549.6 nm created photon pairs at 1529.5 nm and 1570.5 nm with a coincidence-to-accidental ratio exceeding 20. A photon correlation measurement of the signal (1529.5 nm) photons heralded by the detection of the idler (1570.5 nm) photons showed antibunching with g(2)(0)=0.19 +/- 0.03. The demonstration of a single photon source within a silicon platform holds promise for future integrated quantum photonic circuits.
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