A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device

Michler, P. and Kiraz, A. and Becher, C. and Schoenfeld, W. V. and Petroff, P. M. and Zhang, L. D. and Hu, E. and İmamoğlu, Ataç (2000) A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device. Science, 290 (5500). pp. 2282-2285. ISSN 0036-8075

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Quantum communication relies on the availability of Light pulses with strong quantum correlations among photons. An example of such an optical source is a single-photon pulse with a vanishing probability for detecting two or more photons. Using pulsed laser excitation of a single quantum dot, a single-photon turnstile device that generates a train of single-photon pulses was demonstrated. For a spectrally isolated quantum dot, nearly 100% of the excitation pulses Lead to emission of a single photon, yielding an ideal single-photon source.
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC1 General
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Ataç İmamoğlu
Date Deposited: 10 May 2010 16:08
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 16:50
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/13930

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