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Quantum optics with nanowires (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Valery Zwiller; Klaus D. Jöns; Ali W. Elshaari; M. Versteegh; Lucas Schweickert

Paper Abstract

Nanowires offer new opportunities for nanoscale quantum optics; the quantum dot geometry in semiconducting nanowires as well as the material composition and environment can be engineered with unprecedented freedom to improve the light extraction efficiency. Quantum dots in nanowires are shown to be efficient single photon sources, in addition because of the very small fine structure splitting, we demonstrate the generation of entangled pairs of photons from a nanowire. Another type of nanowire under study in our group is superconducting nanowires for single photon detection, reaching efficiencies, time resolution and dark counts beyond currently available detectors. We will discuss our first attempts at combining semiconducting nanowire based single photon emitters and superconducting nanowire single photon detectors on a chip to realize integrated quantum circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2017
Proc. SPIE 10358, Quantum Photonic Devices, 1035806 (19 September 2017);
Show Author Affiliations
Valery Zwiller, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
Klaus D. Jöns, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Ali W. Elshaari, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
M. Versteegh, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Lucas Schweickert, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10358:
Quantum Photonic Devices
Cesare Soci; Mario Agio; Kartik Srinivasan, Editor(s)

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