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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7295–7303

Slot-waveguide cavities for optical quantum information applications

Mark P. Hiscocks, Chun-Hsu Su, Brant C. Gibson, Andrew D. Greentree, Lloyd C. L. Hollenberg, and François Ladouceur  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 7295-7303 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.007295


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Abstract

To take existing quantum optical experiments and devices into more practical regimes requires the construction of robust, solid-state implementations. In particular, to observe the strong-coupling regime of atom-photon interactions requires very small cavities and large quality factors. Here we show that the slot-waveguide geometry recently introduced for photonic applications is also promising for quantum optical applications in the visible regime. We study diamond- and GaP-based slot-waveguide cavities (SWCs) compatible with diamond colour centres e.g. nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defect. We show that one can achieve increased single-photon Rabi frequencies of order O(1011) rad s-1 in ultra-small cavity modal volumes, nearly 2 orders of magnitude smaller than previously studied diamond-based photonic crystal cavities.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2009
Published: April 17, 2009

Citation
Mark P. Hiscocks, Chun-Hsu Su, Brant C. Gibson, Andrew D. Greentree, Lloyd C. L. Hollenberg, and François Ladouceur, "Slot-waveguide cavities for optical quantum information applications," Opt. Express 17, 7295-7303 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-9-7295


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