Mid-infrared entangled photon generation in optimised asymmetric semiconductor quantum wells

R. Razali, A. Valavanis, J. D. Cooper, Z. Ikonić, D. Indjin, P. Harrison

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The optimal design of asymmetric quantum well structures for generation of entangled photons in the mid-infrared range by spontaneous parametric downconversion is considered, and the efficiency of this process is estimated. Calculations show that a reasonably good degree of entanglement can be obtained, and that the optical interaction length required for optimal conversion is very short, in the few μm range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-116
Number of pages10
JournalSuperlattices and Microstructures
Early online date20 Dec 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

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