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Spontaneous parametric fluorescence in SOI integrated micoresonators
Author(s): Stefano Azzini; Davide Grassani; Marco Liscidini; Matteo Galli; Dario Gerace; Marc Sorel; Michael J. Strain; Philippe Velha; Daniele Bajoni
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Paper Abstract

Four-wave mixing can be stimulated or occur spontaneously: the latter effect, also known as parametric fluorescence, can be explained only in the framework of a quantum theory of light, and it is at the basis of many protocols to generate nonclassical states of the electromagnetic field. In this work we report on our experimental study of spontaneous four wave mixing in microring resonators and photonic crystal molecules integrated on a silicon on insulator platform. We find that both structures are able to generate signal and idler beams in the telecom band, at rates of millions of photons per second, under sub-mW pumping. By comparing the experiments on the two structures we find that the photonic molecule is an order of magnitude more efficient than the ring resonator, due to the reduced mode volume of the individual resonators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8915, Photonics North 2013, 89151P (11 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2036797
Show Author Affiliations
Stefano Azzini, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
Davide Grassani, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
Marco Liscidini, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
Matteo Galli, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
Dario Gerace, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
Marc Sorel, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Michael J. Strain, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Philippe Velha, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
Daniele Bajoni, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8915:
Photonics North 2013
Pavel Cheben; Jens Schmid; Caroline Boudoux; Lawrence R. Chen; André Delâge; Siegfried Janz; Raman Kashyap; David J. Lockwood; Hans-Peter Loock; Zetian Mi, Editor(s)

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