Complete coherent control of a quantum dot strongly coupled to a nanocavity

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

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Strongly coupled quantum dot-cavity systems provide a non-linear configuration of hybridized light-matter states with promising quantum-optical applications. Here, we investigate the coherent interaction between strong laser pulses and quantum dot-cavity polaritons. Resonant excitation of polaritonic states and their interaction with phonons allow us to observe coherent Rabi oscillations and Ramsey fringes. Furthermore, we demonstrate complete coherent control of a quantum dot-photonic crystal cavity based quantum-bit. By controlling the excitation power and phase in a two-pulse excitation scheme we achieve access to the full Bloch sphere. Quantum-optical simulations are in good agreement with our experiments and provide insight into the decoherence mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Article number25172
Number of pages8
JournalScientific Reports
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2016


  • quantum dot
  • quantum-optical


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