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An electrically driven cavity-enhanced source of indistinguishable photons with 61% overall efficiency

By A. Schlehahn, A. Thoma, P. Munnelly, M. Kamp, Sven Höfling, T. Heindel, C. Schneider and S. Reitzenstein


This work was financially supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) under Grants RE2974/9-1 and SCHN1376/1-1 as well as the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the VIP-project “QSOURCE”.We report on an electrically driven efficient source of indistinguishable photons operated at pulse-repetition rates f up to 1.2 GHz. The quantum light source is based on a p-i-n-doped micropillar cavity with integrated self-organized quantum dots, which exploits cavity quantum electrodynamics effects in the weak coupling regime to enhance the emission of a single quantum emitter coupled to the cavity mode. We achieve an overall single-photon extraction efficiency of (61 ± 11) % for a device triggered electrically at f = 625 MHz. Analyzing the suppression of multi-photon emission events as a function of excitation repetition rate, we observe single-photon emission associated with g(2)HBT(0) values between 0.076 and 0.227 for f ranging from 373 MHz to 1.2 GHz. Hong-Ou-Mandel-type two-photon interference experiments under pulsed current injection at 487 MHz reveal a photon-indistinguishability of (41.1 ± 9.5) % at a single-photon emission rate of (92 ± 23) MHz.Publisher PDFPeer reviewe

Topics: QC Physics, NDAS, QC
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1063/1.4939831
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