Highly efficient and indistinguishable single-photon sources via phonon-decoupled two-color excitation

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Abstract

Single-photon sources with near-unity efficiency and indistinguishability play a major role in the development of quantum technologies. However, on-demand excitation of the emitter imposes substantial limitations to the source performance. Here, we show that coherent two-color pumping allows for population inversion arbitrarily close to unity in bulk quantum dots thanks to a decoupling effect between the emitter and its phonon bath. Driving a micropillar single-photon source with this scheme, we calculate very high photon emission into the cavity mode (0.95 photons per pulse) together with excellent indistinguishability (0.975) in a realistic configuration, thereby removing the limitations imposed by the excitation scheme on single-photon source engineering.
Original languageEnglish
Article number195306
JournalPhysical Review B
Number of pages12
ISSN2469-9950
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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