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Nanophotonics with hexagonal boron nitride (Conference Presentation)

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Engineering solid state quantum systems is amongst grand challenges in realizing integrated quantum photonic circuitry. While several 3D systems (such as diamond, silicon carbide, zinc oxide) have been thoroughly studied, solid state emitters in two dimensional (2D) materials are still in their infancy. In this talk I will introduce hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) as a promising layered material that hosts ultra bright quantum emitters. I will present several avenues to engineer these emitters in large exfoliated sheets, multilayers and 2D monolayers using top down and bottom up approaches. I will also discuss potential atomistic structures of the defects supported by density functional theory. I will then highlight promising avenues to integrate the emitters with plasmonic and photonic cavities to achieve improved collection efficiency and Purcell enhancement. These are fundamental experiments to realize integrated quantum photonics with 2D materials. I will summarize by outlning challenges and promising directions in the field of quantum emitters and nanophotonics with 2D materials and other wide band gap materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2019
Proc. SPIE 11091, Quantum Nanophotonic Materials, Devices, and Systems 2019, 110910C (10 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2526513
Show Author Affiliations
Igor Aharonovich, Univ. of Technology, Sydney (Australia)
Sejeong Kim, Univ. of Technology, Sydney (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11091:
Quantum Nanophotonic Materials, Devices, and Systems 2019
Cesare Soci; Matthew T. Sheldon; Mario Agio, Editor(s)

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