Scientists develop tiny component that "can generate a continuous supply of entangled photons"

01/26/2015 - 00:00

  Entanglement - the instantaneous connection between two particles no matter their distance apart - is one of the most intriguing and promising phenomena in all of physics. Properly harnessed, entangled photons could revolutionize computing, communications, and cyber security. Though readily created in the lab and by comparatively large-scale <a href="">optoelectronic components</a>, a practical source of entangled photons that can fit onto an ordinary computer chip has been elusive.<br><br>New research, reported today in The Optical Society's (OSA) new high-impact journal Optica, describes how a team of scientists has developed, for the first time, a microscopic component that is small enough to fit onto a standard silicon chip that can generate a continuous supply of entangled photons.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON PHYS.ORG</a><br><br>Ref:  D. Grassani, S. Azzini, M. Liscidini, M. Galli, M. J. Strain, M. Sorel, J. E. Sipe, and D. Bajoni, "A micrometer-scale integrated silicon source of time-energy entangled photons," Optica, 2, 1, 88-94 (2015) <a href=""></a><br><br>