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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 15842–15847

Realization of two Fourier-limited solid-state single-photon sources

R. Lettow, V. Ahtee, R. Pfab, A. Renn, E. Ikonen, S. Götzinger, and V. Sandoghdar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 15842-15847 (2007)

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We demonstrate two solid-state sources of indistinguishable single photons. High resolution laser spectroscopy and optical microscopy were combined at T=1.4 K to identify individual molecules in two independent microscopes. The Stark effect was exploited to shift the transition frequency of a given molecule and thus obtain single photon sources with perfect spectral overlap. Our experimental arrangement sets the ground for the realization of various quantum interference and information processing experiments.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: October 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2007
Published: November 15, 2007

R. Lettow, V. Ahtee, R. Pfab, A. Renn, E. Ikonen, S. Götzinger, and V. Sandoghdar, "Realization of two Fourier-limited solid-state single-photon sources," Opt. Express 15, 15842-15847 (2007)

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