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

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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)-
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume108
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2012

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Bonneau, D., Lobino, M., Jiang, P., Natarajan, C. M., Tanner, M. G., Hadfield, R. H., Dorenbos, S. N., Zwiller, V., Thompson, M. G., & O'Brien, J. L. (2012). Fast path and polarization manipulation of telecom wavelength single photons in lithium niobate waveguide devices. Physical Review Letters, 108(5), -. [053601]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.053601