Designs for high-efficiency electrically pumped photonic nanowire single-photon sources

Niels Gregersen, Torben Roland Nielsen, Jesper Mørk, Julien Claudon, Jean-Michel Gerard

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Abstract

We propose and analyze three electrically-pumped nanowire single-photon source structures, which achieve output efficiencies of more than 80%. These structures are based on a quantum dot embedded in a photonic nanowire with carefully tailored ends and optimized contact electrodes. Contrary to conventional cavity-based sources, this non-resonant approach provides broadband spontaneous emission control and features an improved fabrication tolerance towards surface roughness and imperfections. Using an element-splitting approach, we analyze the various building blocks of the designs with respect to realistic variations of the experimental fabrication parameters.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number20
Pages (from-to)21204-21218
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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