Fast path and polarization manipulation of telecom wavelength single photons in lithium niobate waveguide devices

Damien Bonneau*, Mirko Lobino, Pisu Jiang, Chandra M. Natarajan, Michael G. Tanner, Robert H. Hadfield, Sanders N. Dorenbos, Val Zwiller, Mark G. Thompson, Jeremy L. O'Brien

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We demonstrate fast polarization and path control of photons at 1550 nm in lithium niobate waveguide devices using the electro-optic effect. We show heralded single photon state engineering, quantum interference, fast state preparation of two entangled photons, and feedback control of quantum interference. These results point the way to a single platform that will enable the integration of nonlinear single photon sources and fast reconfigurable circuits for future photonic quantum information science and technology.
Original languageEnglish
Article number053601
Pages (from-to)053601
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume108
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • QUANTUM CIRCUITS
  • LINEAR OPTICS
  • INTERFERENCE
  • ENTANGLEMENT
  • COMPUTATION

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