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Quantum optics in directional one-dimensional photonic reservoirs (Presentation Recording)
Author(s): Immo Söllner; Peter Lodahl
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel photonic crystal waveguide, engineered to support broadband modes with circular in-plane polarization. We show experimental evidence that for single-photon emitters with circular dipoles these waveguides act as near-lossless unidirectional photonic reservoirs, where the emission direction is given by the helicity of the dipole. This directional coupling has a strong effect on the scattering of single photons transmitted through the system and we discuss how counter-propagating photons acquire a relative phase of π. Combining this effect with photonic structures that can map a phase to a propagation path, we show how one can create nonreciprocal photonic elements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2015
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9546, Active Photonic Materials VII, 95460S (5 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2190090
Show Author Affiliations
Immo Söllner, Niels Bohr Institute (Denmark)
Peter Lodahl, Niels Bohr Institute (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9546:
Active Photonic Materials VII
Ganapathi S. Subramania; Stavroula Foteinopoulou, Editor(s)

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