Abstract

The development of quantum photonic information technology demands high-quality photon sources. Here we demonstrate a low-noise and high-speed photon source generated by the spontaneous four-wave mixing process in a micro/nanofiber (MNF). The pair generation in a MNF is tailorable by controlling its diameter and designed for creating signal and idler photons in the silicon-based detector wavelength range, yielding high detection efficiency and coincidence count rate. This MNF photon source can be coupled to other fiber systems with negligible coupling loss and can be efficiently exploited as fiber-based quantum light sources for quantum information applications.

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