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A visible-light integrated photonic platform for atomic systems
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We demonstrate an integrated photonic platform for control of complex atomic systems. The platform includes multiple waveguide layers and a suite of passive photonic circuit components supporting a wavelength range from 370-1100 nm. In particular, we demonstrate a novel dual-layer vertical grating coupler used for efficiently directing visible light to precise positions above the chip surface. These circuits are compatible with traditional CMOS fabrication techniques and are well suited for improving the scalability of quantum information processing systems based on trapped-ion technology. A chip-scale waveguide platform at visible wavelengths could also prove useful in a variety of bio-photonic and sensing applications requiring precise light delivery or readout in a compact footprint.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10921, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXIII, 109211D (4 March 2019);
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Suraj Bramhavar, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Cheryl Sorace-Agaskar, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Dave Kharas, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
William Loh, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Ryan Maxson, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Gavin N. West, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Robert Niffenegger, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Paul W. Juodawlkis, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
John Chiaverini, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Jeremy M. Sage, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10921:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXIII
Sonia M. García-Blanco; Pavel Cheben, Editor(s)

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