A high-efficiency nanowire single-photon source

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Description

The project aims at engineering a nanowire-based single photon source (SPS) with efficiency approaching 100 % and takes place in close collaboration with the fabrication and characterization activities of an external partner. A recently discovered screening effect in highindex- contrast low-diameter nanowires will be exploited, an effect promising improved tolerance towards the fabrication-induced geometry imperfections currently limiting the efficiency of existing micropillar SPSs. The new nanowire physics will be analyzed, the established know-how will be used to suggest specific SPS structures for fabrication and several design-fabrication-characterization iterations will be performed.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/06/201031/05/2011