Optimizing the spontaneous-emission ß factor for single optical plasmon generation

Yuntian Chen, Torben Roland Nielsen, Niels Gregersen, Peter Lodahl, Jesper Mørk

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In applications like quantum cryptography and quantum computation, it is desirable to obtain single photon sources which can produce a train of single photons on demand at a high repetition rate, especially at or near room temperature. Such single-photon sources can be realized by tailoring the photonic environment of the quantum emitter. The photonic environment determines the local density of states, into which the photon can be emitted. A number of structures such as interfaces, cavities and waveguides have already been used to modify the spontaneous emission (SE) rate; nevertheless there is still room for improving the overall efficiency of the single-photon sources, e.g., by inventing new ways of enhancing light-matter interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, CLEO/Europe - EQEC
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4079-5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - European Quantum Electronics Conference 2009 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200919 Jun 2009


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - European Quantum Electronics Conference 2009
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