Conference Proceedings

Enhancing the heralded single photon rate from a silicon photonic chip by pump pulse interleaving

J He, X Zhang, I Jizan, AS Clark, DY Choi, CJ Chae, BJ Eggleton, C Xiong

Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest | IEEE | Published : 2015

Abstract

We demonstrate heralded single photon source on a silicon photonic chip by a pump interleaving technique. We have achieved 90±5% enhancement to single photon rate with only 14±2% reduction in quantum signal to noise ratio.