The first quantum interference in the mid-infrared is on a silicon chip

Lawrence M. Rosenfeld, Dominic A. Sulway, Mark G. Thompson, John G. Rarity, Joshua W. Silverstone

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Quantum computing technology is at a crossroads. The technological route we choose must scale without limit. For quantum optics to play a part, optical loss, miniaturisation, and manufacturability must be simultaneously addressed. In quantum optics, a loss of a single photon is a loss of irreplaceable quantum information. Macroscale optics offers exceptionally low loss, and high performance, but has no hope to scale to thousands or millions of modes. Microscale optics, and silicon photonics in particular, offer exceptional miniaturisation and large-scale manufacturability, but pay a high price in loss [1].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC_2019
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2019
EventEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC_2019 - Munich, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F143-EQEC 2019


ConferenceEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC_2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Structured keywords

  • Bristol Quantum Information Institute
  • QETLabs
  • Photonics and Quantum


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