The photonic nanowire has recently emerged as an promising alternative to microcavity-based single-photon source designs. In this simple structure, a geometrical effect ensures a strong coupling between an embedded emitter and the optical mode of interest and a combination of tapers and mirrors are used to tailor the far-field emission pattern. This non-resonant approach relaxes the demands to fabrication perfection, allowing for record-high measured efficiency of fabricated nanowire single-photon sources. We review recent progress in photonic nanowire technology and present next generation designs allowing for electrical contacting, polarization control, improved efficiency and simplified fabrication.
|Conference||16th European Confrence on Integrated optics and Technical Exhibition, ECIO|
|Period||18/04/2012 → 20/04/2012|
- Photonic nanowire
- Single-photon source
- Single photons
- Electrical pumping
- Polarization control