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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21758–21765

Widely tunable, efficient on-chip single photon sources at telecommunication wavelengths

Thang B. Hoang, Johannes Beetz, Matthias Lermer, Leonardo Midolo, Martin Kamp, Sven Höfling, and Andrea Fiore  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21758-21765 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.021758


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Abstract

We demonstrate tunable on-chip single photon sources using the Stark tuning of single quantum dot (QD) excitonic transitions in short photonic crystal waveguides (PhC WGs). The emission of single QDs can be tuned in real-time by 9 nm with an applied bias voltage less than 2V. Due to a reshaped density of optical modes in the PhC WG, a large coupling efficiency β65% to the waveguide mode is maintained across a wavelength range of 5 nm. When the QD is resonant with the Fabry-Perot mode of the PhC WG, a strong enhancement of spontaneous emission is observed leading to a maximum coupling efficiency β=88% . These results represent an important step towards the scalable integration of single photon sources in quantum photonic integrated circuits.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2012
Published: September 6, 2012

Citation
Thang B. Hoang, Johannes Beetz, Matthias Lermer, Leonardo Midolo, Martin Kamp, Sven Höfling, and Andrea Fiore, "Widely tunable, efficient on-chip single photon sources at telecommunication wavelengths," Opt. Express 20, 21758-21765 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-19-21758


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