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.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Low-dimensional topology; Manifolds (Mathematics); Silicon; Interferometers
Department, Program, or Center
School of Physics and Astronomy (COS)
Matthew Amos Smith
Monteleone, Joseph III, "Experimental Designs for Observing the Hong-Ou-Mandel Manifolds Using Silicon Micro-Ring Resonators" (2022). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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