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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1246–1249

Nanoantennas for ultrabright single photon sources

Robert Filter, Karolina Słowik, Jakob Straubel, Falk Lederer, and Carsten Rockstuhl  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 1246-1249 (2014)

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We propose to use nanoantennas (NAs) coupled to incoherently pumped quantum dots for ultrabright single photon emission. Besides fully quantum calculations, we analyze an analytical expression for the emitted photon rate. From these analytical considerations, it turns out that the Purcell factor and the pumping rate are the main quantities of interest. We also disclose a trade-off between the emitted photon rate and the nonclassical nature of the emitted light. This trade-off has to be considered while designing suitable NAs, which we also discuss in depth.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: November 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2014
Published: February 25, 2014

Robert Filter, Karolina Słowik, Jakob Straubel, Falk Lederer, and Carsten Rockstuhl, "Nanoantennas for ultrabright single photon sources," Opt. Lett. 39, 1246-1249 (2014)

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