Strain spectrally-tunable single-photon source based on a quantum dot in micro-cavity

Magdalena Moczała-Dusanowska, Łukasz Dusanowski, Stefan Gerhardt, Yu-Ming He, Marcus Reindl, Armando Rastelli, Rinaldo Trotta, Niels Gregersen, S. Höfling, C. Schneider

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    Epitaxially grown self-assembled quantum dots (QDs) are promising candidates for an efficient single-photon generation. In order to maximize the number of photons extracted from the device, QDs are frequently embedded into photonic structures such as microcavities. Once the QD is positioned inside an optical cavity, the Purcell effect ensures that light is emitted predominantly into the cavity mode. In this contribution, we demonstrate results of emission tuning of QDs inserted in microcavities. A sample containing an InAs/GaAs QDs embedded in a planar cavity based on Bragg reflectors has been integrated onto the PMN-PT piezo crystal. Subsequently, microcavities have been fabricated by electron-beam lithography and reactive ion etching. The application of external stress produces linear shifts of QDs emission which could be tuned into the resonance with fundamental cavity mode and allow enhancement of QD emission due to the Purcell effect.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
    Number of pages2
    PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022
    EventSPIE Photonics West LASE 2020
    - The Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 1 Feb 20206 Feb 2020


    ConferenceSPIE Photonics West LASE 2020
    LocationThe Moscone Center
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco


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