Silicon photonic devices for scalable quantum information applications
preprintposted on 2023-01-12, 16:01 authored by Lantian Feng, Ming Zhang, Jianwei Wang, Xiaoqi Zhou, Xiaogang Qiang, Guangcan Guo, Xifeng Ren
With high integration density and excellent optical properties, silicon photonics is becoming a promising platform for complete integration and large-scale optical quantum information processing. Scalable quantum information applications need photon generation and detection to be integrated on the same chip, and we have seen that various devices on the silicon photonic chip have been developed for this goal. This paper reviews the relevant research results and state-of-the-art technologies on the silicon photonic chip for scalable quantum applications. Despite the shortcomings, properties of some components have already met the requirements for further expansion. Furthermore, we point out the challenges ahead and further research directions for on-chip scalable quantum information applications.