Very Efficient Single-Photon Sources Based on Quantum Dots in Photonic Wires

Jean-Michel Gerard, Julien Claudon, Joel Bleuse, Matthieu Munsch, Niels Gregersen

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Abstract

We review the recent development of high efficiency single photon sources based on a single quantum dot in a photonic wire. Unlike cavity-based devices, very pure single photon emission and efficiencies exceeding 0.7 photon per pulse are jointly demonstrated under non-resonant pumping conditions. By placing a tip-shaped or trumpet-like tapering at the output end of the wire, a highly directional Gaussian far-field emission pattern is obtained. More generally, a photonic wire containing a quantum dot appears as an attractive template to explore and exploit in a solid-state system the unique optical properties of "one-dimensional atoms".
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2014 International Semiconductor Laser Conference
Number of pages2
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)9781479957224
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference - Meliá Palas Atenea, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Duration: 7 Sep 201410 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference
LocationMeliá Palas Atenea
CountrySpain
CityPalma de Mallorca
Period07/09/201410/09/2014

Keywords

  • Gaussian processes
  • light sources
  • quantum dots
  • quantum optics
  • uantum wires
  • Components, Circuits, Devices and Systems
  • Atom optics
  • cavity-based devices
  • Couplings
  • high efficiency single photon sources
  • highly directional Gaussian far-field emission pattern
  • Mirrors
  • nonresonant pumping conditions
  • one-dimensional atoms
  • optical properties
  • photonic wire
  • photonic wires
  • quantum dot
  • Quantum dots
  • single photon source
  • Spontaneous emission
  • Wires

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