Abstract

We propose three experimental designs for observing the Hong-Ou-Mandel Manifolds using silicon micro-ring resonators. These experimental designs tackle the challenges of producing and coupling identical photon pairs to be incident on a silicon micro-ring resonator, and they describe methods of photon observation. We experimentally characterized a silicon micro-ring resonator with Mach-Zehnder Interferometer couplers. We modified the Hong-Ou-Mandel Manifold theory to include these realistic Mach-Zehnder Interferometer couplers, and computationally predict new manifold structures based on experimental power transmission spectrum comparisons. We also characterized a packaged foundry-fabricated silicon spiral photon pair source to be used as a possible identical photon pair source.

Publication Date

8-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Physics (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Physics and Astronomy (COS)

Advisor

Gregory Howland

Advisor/Committee Member

Stefan Preble

Advisor/Committee Member

Matthew Amos Smith

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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