Highly directive and Gaussian far-field emission from “giant” photonic trumpets

Petr Stepanov, Adrien Delga, Niels Gregersen, Emanuel Peinke, Mathieu Munsch, Jean Teissier, Jesper Mørk, Maxime Richard, Joel Bleuse, Jean-Michel Gérard, Julien Claudon

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

394 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Photonic trumpets are broadband dielectric antennas that efficiently funnel the emission of a pointlike quantum emitter—such as a semiconductor quantum dot—into a Gaussian free-space beam. After describing guidelines for the taper design, we present a “giant” photonic trumpet. The device features a bottom diameter of 210 nm and a 5 lm wide top facet. Using Fourier microscopy, we show that 95% of the emitted beam is intercepted by a modest numerical aperture of 0.35. Furthermore, far-field measurements reveal a highly Gaussian angular profile, in agreement with the predicted overlap to a Gaussian beam Mg ¼ 0:98. Future application prospects include the direct coupling of these devices to a cleaved single-mode optical fiber. The calculated transmission from the taper base to the fiber already reaches 0.59, and we discuss strategies to further improve this figure of merit.
Original languageEnglish
Article number141106
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume107
Issue number14
Number of pages4
ISSN0003-6951
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Cite this

Stepanov, P., Delga, A., Gregersen, N., Peinke, E., Munsch, M., Teissier, J., ... Claudon, J. (2015). Highly directive and Gaussian far-field emission from “giant” photonic trumpets. Applied Physics Letters, 107(14), [141106]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4932574
Stepanov, Petr ; Delga, Adrien ; Gregersen, Niels ; Peinke, Emanuel ; Munsch, Mathieu ; Teissier, Jean ; Mørk, Jesper ; Richard, Maxime ; Bleuse, Joel ; Gérard, Jean-Michel ; Claudon, Julien. / Highly directive and Gaussian far-field emission from “giant” photonic trumpets. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2015 ; Vol. 107, No. 14.
@article{73b57e132aae4ed092ef5da9f0c2e9b9,
title = "Highly directive and Gaussian far-field emission from “giant” photonic trumpets",
abstract = "Photonic trumpets are broadband dielectric antennas that efficiently funnel the emission of a pointlike quantum emitter—such as a semiconductor quantum dot—into a Gaussian free-space beam. After describing guidelines for the taper design, we present a “giant” photonic trumpet. The device features a bottom diameter of 210 nm and a 5 lm wide top facet. Using Fourier microscopy, we show that 95{\%} of the emitted beam is intercepted by a modest numerical aperture of 0.35. Furthermore, far-field measurements reveal a highly Gaussian angular profile, in agreement with the predicted overlap to a Gaussian beam Mg ¼ 0:98. Future application prospects include the direct coupling of these devices to a cleaved single-mode optical fiber. The calculated transmission from the taper base to the fiber already reaches 0.59, and we discuss strategies to further improve this figure of merit.",
author = "Petr Stepanov and Adrien Delga and Niels Gregersen and Emanuel Peinke and Mathieu Munsch and Jean Teissier and Jesper M{\o}rk and Maxime Richard and Joel Bleuse and Jean-Michel G{\'e}rard and Julien Claudon",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.1063/1.4932574",
language = "English",
volume = "107",
journal = "Applied Physics Letters",
issn = "0003-6951",
publisher = "American Institute of Physics",
number = "14",

}

Stepanov, P, Delga, A, Gregersen, N, Peinke, E, Munsch, M, Teissier, J, Mørk, J, Richard, M, Bleuse, J, Gérard, J-M & Claudon, J 2015, 'Highly directive and Gaussian far-field emission from “giant” photonic trumpets', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 107, no. 14, 141106. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4932574

Highly directive and Gaussian far-field emission from “giant” photonic trumpets. / Stepanov, Petr; Delga, Adrien; Gregersen, Niels; Peinke, Emanuel; Munsch, Mathieu; Teissier, Jean; Mørk, Jesper; Richard, Maxime; Bleuse, Joel; Gérard, Jean-Michel; Claudon, Julien.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 107, No. 14, 141106, 2015.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Highly directive and Gaussian far-field emission from “giant” photonic trumpets

AU - Stepanov, Petr

AU - Delga, Adrien

AU - Gregersen, Niels

AU - Peinke, Emanuel

AU - Munsch, Mathieu

AU - Teissier, Jean

AU - Mørk, Jesper

AU - Richard, Maxime

AU - Bleuse, Joel

AU - Gérard, Jean-Michel

AU - Claudon, Julien

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Photonic trumpets are broadband dielectric antennas that efficiently funnel the emission of a pointlike quantum emitter—such as a semiconductor quantum dot—into a Gaussian free-space beam. After describing guidelines for the taper design, we present a “giant” photonic trumpet. The device features a bottom diameter of 210 nm and a 5 lm wide top facet. Using Fourier microscopy, we show that 95% of the emitted beam is intercepted by a modest numerical aperture of 0.35. Furthermore, far-field measurements reveal a highly Gaussian angular profile, in agreement with the predicted overlap to a Gaussian beam Mg ¼ 0:98. Future application prospects include the direct coupling of these devices to a cleaved single-mode optical fiber. The calculated transmission from the taper base to the fiber already reaches 0.59, and we discuss strategies to further improve this figure of merit.

AB - Photonic trumpets are broadband dielectric antennas that efficiently funnel the emission of a pointlike quantum emitter—such as a semiconductor quantum dot—into a Gaussian free-space beam. After describing guidelines for the taper design, we present a “giant” photonic trumpet. The device features a bottom diameter of 210 nm and a 5 lm wide top facet. Using Fourier microscopy, we show that 95% of the emitted beam is intercepted by a modest numerical aperture of 0.35. Furthermore, far-field measurements reveal a highly Gaussian angular profile, in agreement with the predicted overlap to a Gaussian beam Mg ¼ 0:98. Future application prospects include the direct coupling of these devices to a cleaved single-mode optical fiber. The calculated transmission from the taper base to the fiber already reaches 0.59, and we discuss strategies to further improve this figure of merit.

U2 - 10.1063/1.4932574

DO - 10.1063/1.4932574

M3 - Journal article

VL - 107

JO - Applied Physics Letters

JF - Applied Physics Letters

SN - 0003-6951

IS - 14

M1 - 141106

ER -