Spontaneous parametric fluorescence in SOI integrated micoresonators

Stefano Azzini, Davide Grassani, Marco Liscidini, Matteo Galli, Dario Gerace, Marc Sorel, Michael John Strain, Philippe Velha, Daniele Bajoni

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number89151P
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8915
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2013

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Four-wave Mixing
SOI (semiconductors)
Fluorescence
Resonators
Four wave mixing
resonators
Molecules
Microring Resonator
four-wave mixing
Silicon-on-insulator
Ring Resonator
fluorescence
Quantum Theory
Resonator
Photonic Crystal
Photonics
photonics
Electromagnetic Fields
Experimental Study
Photon

Keywords

  • microring resonator
  • photonics crystals
  • silicon photonics

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Azzini, S., Grassani, D., Liscidini, M., Galli, M., Gerace, D., Sorel, M., ... Bajoni, D. (2013). Spontaneous parametric fluorescence in SOI integrated micoresonators. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 8915, [89151P]. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2036797
Azzini, Stefano ; Grassani, Davide ; Liscidini, Marco ; Galli, Matteo ; Gerace, Dario ; Sorel, Marc ; Strain, Michael John ; Velha, Philippe ; Bajoni, Daniele. / Spontaneous parametric fluorescence in SOI integrated micoresonators. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2013 ; Vol. 8915.
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