Tuesday, July 16, 2013

1307.3834 (Yang Ming et al.)

Generation and manipulation of entangled photons in a domain-engineered
lithium niobate waveguide

Yang Ming, Ai-hong Tan, Zi-jian Wu, Zhao-xian Chen, Fei Xu, Yan-qing Lu
We propose to integrate the electro-optic tuning function into polarization-entangled photon pair generation process in a periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN). Due to the versatility of PPLN, both the spontaneously parametric down conversion and electro-optic polarization rotation effects could be realized simultaneously. Orthogonally-polarized and parallel-polarized photon pairs thus are instantly switchable by tuning the applied field. The characteristics of the source are investigated showing adjustable bandwidths and high entanglement degrees. Moreover, other kinds of reconfigurable entanglement are also achievable based on suitable domain-design. We believe the domain engineering is a very promising solution for next generation function-integrated quantum circuits.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.3834

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