OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 17 — Aug. 18, 2008
  • pp: 12771–12776

Electrically pumped single-photon emission in the visible spectral range up to 80 K

M. Reischle, G. J. Beirne, W.-M. Schulz, M. Eichfelder, R. Roßbach, M. Jetter, and P. Michler  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 17, pp. 12771-12776 (2008)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (153 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We present an electrically pumped single-photon emitter in the visible spectral range, working up to 80 K, realized using a self-assembled single InP quantum dot. We confirm that the electroluminescense is emitted from a single quantum dot by performing second-order autocorrelation measurements and show that the deviation from perfect single-photon emission is entirely related to detector limitations and background signal. Emission from both neutral and charged exciton complexes was observed with their relative intensites depending on the injection current and temperature.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2008
Published: August 7, 2008

M. Reischle, G, J. Beirne, W.-M. Schulz, M. Eichfelder, R. Roßbach, M. Jetter, and P. Michler, "Electrically pumped single-photon emission in the visible spectral range up to 80 K," Opt. Express 16, 12771-12776 (2008)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. B. Lounis and M. Orrit, "Single-photon sources," Rep. Prog. Phys. 68, 1129-1179 (2005). [CrossRef]
  2. P. Michler,  et al., "Quantum correlation between photons from a single quantum dot at room temperature," Nature 406, 968-970 (2000). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. K. Sebald,  et al., "Single-photon emission of CdSe quantum dots at temperatures up to 200 K," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2920-2922 (2002). [CrossRef]
  4. S. Kako,  et al., "A gallium nitride single-photon source operating at 200 K," Nat. Mater. 5, 887-892 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. L. Fleury,  et al., "Nonclassical Photon Statistics in Single-Molecule Fluorescence at Room Temperature," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1148-1151 (2000). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. T.-H. Lee, P. Kumar, and A. Mehta, "Oriented semiconducting polymer nanostructures as on-demand roomtemperature single-photon sources," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 100-102 (2004). [CrossRef]
  7. C. Kurtsiefer,  et al., "Stable Solid-State Source of Single Photons," Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 290-293 (2000). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. S. Strauf,  et al., "High-frequency single-photon source with polarization control," Nat. Photonics 1, 704-708 (2007). [CrossRef]
  9. R. Ro?bach,  et al., "Red single-photon emission from an InP/GaInP quantum dot embedded in a planar monolithic microcavity," Appl. Phys. Lett.  92, 071105-1-071105-3 (2008). [CrossRef]
  10. Z. Yuan,  et al., "Electrically Driven Single-Photon Source," Science 295, 102-105 (2002). [CrossRef]
  11. A. J. Bennett,  et al., "Microcavity single-photon-emitting diode," Appl. Phys. Lett.  86, 181102-1-181102-3 (2005). [CrossRef]
  12. J. I. Gonzalez,  et al., "Quantum Mechanical Single-Gold-Nanocluster Electroluminescent Light Source at Room Temperature," Phys. Rev. Lett.  93, 147402-1-147402-4 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. U. Hakanson, et al., "Nano-aperture fabrication for single quantum dot spectroscopy," Nanotechnology 14, 675-679 (2003). [CrossRef]
  14. G. J. Beirne,  et al., "Electronic shell structure and carrier dynamics of high aspect ratio InP single quantum dots," Phys. Rev. B.  75, 195302-1-195302-7 (2007). [CrossRef]
  15. J. J. Finley,  et al., "Observation of multicharged excitons and biexcitons in a single InGaAs quantum dot," Phys. Rev. B.  63, 161305-1-161305-4 (2001). [CrossRef]
  16. M. Reischle,  et al., "Influence of the exciton dark state on the optical and quantum optical properties of single quantum dots." Submitted for publication.
  17. M. B. Ward,  et al., "Electrically driven telecommunication wavelength single-photon source," Appl. Phys. Lett.  90, 63512-1-63512-3 (2007). [CrossRef]
  18. M. Pelton,  et al., "Efficient Source of Single Photons: A Single Quantum Dot in a Micropost Microcavity," Phys. Rev. Lett.  89, 233602-1-233602-4 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. R. Brouri,  et al., "Photon antibunching in the fluorescence of individual color centers in diamond," Opt. Lett. 25, 1294-1296 (2000). [CrossRef]
  20. D. J. P. Ellis,  et al., "Electrically addressing a single self-assembled quantum dot," Appl. Phys. Lett.  88, 133509-1-133509-3 (2006). [CrossRef]
  21. A. Lochmann,  et al., "Electrically driven quantum dot single photon source," Phys. Status Solidi C 4, 547-550 (2007). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited