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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 24 — Nov. 24, 2008
  • pp: 19592–19599

Large ordered arrays of single photon sources based on II–VI semiconductor colloidal quantum dot

Qiang Zhang, Cuong Dang, Hayato Urabe, Jing Wang, Shouheng Sun, and Arto Nurmikko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 24, pp. 19592-19599 (2008)

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In this paper, we developed a novel and efficient method of deterministically organizing colloidal particles on structured surfaces over macroscopic areas. Our approach utilizes integrated solution-based processes of dielectric encapsulation and electrostatic-force-mediated self-assembly, which allow precisely controlled placement of sub-10nm sized particles at single particle resolution. As a specific demonstration, motivated by application to single photon sources, highly ordered 2D arrays of single II–VI semiconductor colloidal quantum dots (QDs) were created by this method. Individually, the QDs display triggered single photon emission at room temperature with characteristic photon antibunching statistics, suggesting a pathway to scalable quantum optical radiative systems.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2008
Published: November 12, 2008

Qiang Zhang, Cuong Dang, Hayato Urabe, Jing Wang, Shouheng Sun, and Arto Nurmikko, "Large ordered arrays of single photon sources based on II-VI semiconductor colloidal quantum dot," Opt. Express 16, 19592-19599 (2008)

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