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1. (WO2017034638) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SINGLE PHOTON SOURCES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034638    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/035718
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Jun 04 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G02F 1/39
H04B 10/70
Applicants: PANT, Mihir
ENGLUND, Dirk Robert
HEUCK, Mikkel
Inventors: PANT, Mihir
ENGLUND, Dirk Robert
HEUCK, Mikkel
Title: APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SINGLE PHOTON SOURCES
Abstract:
A photon source to deliver single photons includes a storage ring resonator to receive pump photons and generate a signal photon and an idler photon. An idler resonator is coupled to the storage resonator to couple the idler photon out of the storage resonator and into a detector. Detection of the idler photon stops the pump photons from entering the storage resonator. A signal resonator is coupled to the storage resonator to couple out the signal photon remaining in the storage resonator and delivers the signal photon to applications. The photon source can be fabricated into a photonic integrated circuit to achieve high compactness, reliability, and controllability.