• Photonics Research
  • Vol. 7, Issue 7, 07000A36 (2019)
F. Mondain1, T. Lunghi1, A. Zavatta2、3, E. Gouzien1, F. Doutre1, M. De Micheli1, S. Tanzilli1, and V. D’Auria1、*
Author Affiliations
  • 1Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Institut de Physique de Nice, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice Cedex 2, France
  • 2Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO-CNR) Largo Enrico Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy
  • 3LENS and Department of Physics, Universitá di Firenze, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
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    Abstract

    We demonstrate a squeezing experiment exploiting the association of integrated optics and telecom technology as key features for compact, stable, and practical continuous variable quantum optics. In our setup, squeezed light is generated by single-pass spontaneous parametric down conversion on a lithium niobate photonic circuit and detected by a homodyne detector whose interferometric part is directly integrated on the same platform. The remaining parts of the experiment are implemented using commercial plug-and-play devices based on guided-wave technologies. We measure, for a CW pump power of 40 mW, a squeezing level of 2.00±0.05 dB(anti-squeezing 2.80±0.05 dB), thus confirming the validity of our approach and opening the way toward miniaturized and easy-to-handle continuous variable-based quantum systems.
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    F. Mondain, T. Lunghi, A. Zavatta, E. Gouzien, F. Doutre, M. De Micheli, S. Tanzilli, V. D’Auria. Chip-based squeezing at a telecom wavelength[J]. Photonics Research, 2019, 7(7): 07000A36
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    Special Issue: Quantum Photonics
    Received: Nov. 30, 2018
    Accepted: May. 2, 2019
    Published Online: Jun. 17, 2019
    The Author Email: V. D’Auria (virginia.dauria@univ-cotedazur.fr)