A quantum photonic integrated circuit (QPIC) is a promising tool for constructing integrated devices for quantum-technology applications. In the optical regime, silicon photonics empowered by complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology provides optical components useful for realizing large-scale QPICs. Optical nonlinearity at the single-photon level is required for QPICs to facilitate photon-photon interaction. However, to date, realization of optical elements with deterministic (i.e., not probabilistic) single-photon nonlinearity by use of silicon-based components is challenging despite the enhancement of the functionality of QPICs based on silicon photonics. In this study, we realize a strongly coupled InAs/GaAs quantum-dot-cavity-quantum-electrodynamics system on a CMOS-processed silicon photonic chip. The heterogeneous integration of the GaAs cavity on the silicon chip is performed by transfer printing. The cavity-quantum-electrodynamics system on the CMOS photonic chip realized in this work is a promising candidate for an on-chip single-photon nonlinear element, which constitutes the fundamental component for future applications based on QPICs, such as coherent manipulation and nondestructive measurement of qubit states via a cavity, and an efficient single-photon filter and router.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)