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Semiconductor sources of photon pairs
Author(s): G. Weihs; T. Günthner; B. Pressl; R. Horn; P. Abolghasem; B. J. Bijlani; D. Kang; A. S. Helmy
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate efficient photon pair generation for quantum communication using an all-semiconductor approach. In an AlGaAs Bragg-reflection waveguide we employ spontaneous parametric down-conversion to produce photon pairs at telecommunication wavelengths. The various phase-matching solutions present in our device can be used to create timebin or polarization entanglement. This approach can to lead to a fully integrated photon pair source with the pump laser, active and passive optical devices all on a single semiconductor chip.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8635, Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication VI, 863518 (29 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2002591
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G. Weihs, Univ. Innsbruck (Austria)
Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
T. Günthner, Univ. Innsbruck (Austria)
B. Pressl, Univ. Innsbruck (Austria)
R. Horn, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
P. Abolghasem, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
B. J. Bijlani, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
D. Kang, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
A. S. Helmy, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8635:
Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication VI
Zameer U. Hasan; Philip R. Hemmer; Hwang Lee; Charles M. Santori, Editor(s)

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