An even more versatile optical chip

14 septiembre 2015

Telecommunication networks will soon have to exploit the quantum properties of light. A team is paving the way to this technological revolution by removing the technical barriers of quantum photonics through optical chips. Researchers recently generated directly cross-polarized photon pairs on a chip, a first in quantum optics. Polarization will now be among the controllable parameters for harnessing light, helping the creation of low cost, high performance, energy efficient technologies.