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Single photons on demand from tunable 3D photonic band-gap structures

Scheel, S, Florescu, M, Häffner, H, Lee, H, Strekalov, DV, Knight, PL and Dowling, JP (2007) Single photons on demand from tunable 3D photonic band-gap structures Journal of Modern Optics, 54 (3-4). pp. 409-416.

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In this article we propose to build a (semi-)deterministic photon gun by modifying the spontaneous decay in a photonic band-gap material. We show that such a device allows for deterministic and unidirectional single-photon emission with a repetition rate of the order of 100 kHz. We describe a specific realization of the 1D band-gap model by means of a 3D photonic-crystal heterostructure and the feasability of implementing such a device using Er3+ ions that produce single photons at the telecommunication wavelength of 1.55,m, important for many applications.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
Scheel, S
Florescu, M
Häffner, H
Lee, H
Strekalov, DV
Knight, PL
Dowling, JP
Date : January 2007
DOI : 10.1080/09500340600759670
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 Aug 2017 09:01
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:18

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