Quantum optics advances with room temperature chip created to control quantum light

12/18/2014 - 00:00

  By <a href="http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/archives/author/Ioana%20Patringenaru">Ioana Patringenaru</a> -<br><br>The researchers say practical applications of quantum optics will seem more feasible if devices for generating and controlling these photons can be manufactured using conventional materials from the semiconductor industry such as silicon. These devices could have applications in secure communications, precise measurements of motion or shape, and sensing using ultra-low levels of light.<br><br><a href="http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/researchers_create_tunable_photon_pair_spectrum_using_room_temperature_quan">READ MORE ON UC SAN DIEGO</a><br><br>Ref:  Controlling the spectrum of photons generated on a silicon nanophotonic chip. Nature Communications 5, Article number: 5489 <a href="http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141120/ncomms6489/abs/ncomms6489.html">DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6489</a><br><br><br><br>