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Tuning the Photon Statistics of a Strongly Coupled Nanophotonic System

By Constantin Dory, Kevin A. Fischer, Kai Müller, Konstantinos G. Lagoudakis, Tomas Sarmiento, Armand Rundquist, Jingyuan L. Zhang, Yousif Kelaita, Neil V. Sapra and Jelena Vučković


We investigate the dynamics of single- and multi-photon emission from detuned strongly coupled systems based on the quantum-dot-photonic-crystal resonator platform. Transmitting light through such systems can generate a range of non-classical states of light with tunable photon counting statistics due to the nonlinear ladder of hybridized light-matter states. By controlling the detuning between emitter and resonator, the transmission can be tuned to strongly enhance either single- or two-photon emission processes. Despite the strongly-dissipative nature of these systems, we find that by utilizing a self-homodyne interference technique combined with frequency-filtering we are able to find a strong two-photon component of the emission in the multi-photon regime. In order to explain our correlation measurements, we propose rate equation models that capture the dominant processes of emission both in the single- and multi-photon regimes. These models are then supported by quantum-optical simulations that fully capture the frequency filtering of emission from our solid-state system

Topics: Physics - Optics, Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics, Quantum Physics
Publisher: 'American Physical Society (APS)'
Year: 2017
DOI identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevA.95.023804
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