On-chip architecture for self-homodyned nonclassical light

Kevin A. Fischer, Yousif A. Kelaita, Neil V. Sapra, Constantin Dory, Konstantinos G. Lagoudakis, Kai Müller, Jelena Vučković

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Abstract

In the last decade, there has been remarkable progress on the practical integration of on-chip quantum photonic devices, yet quantum-state generators remain an outstanding challenge. Simultaneously, the quantum-dot photonic-crystal-resonator platform has demonstrated a versatility for creating nonclassical light with tunable quantum statistics thanks to a newly discovered self-homodyning interferometric effect that preferentially selects the quantum light over the classical light when using an optimally tuned Fano resonance. In this work, we propose a general structure for the cavity quantum electrodynamical generation of quantum states from a waveguide-integrated version of the quantum-dot photonic-crystal-resonator platform, which is specifically tailored for preferential quantum-state transmission. We support our results with rigorous finite-difference time-domain and quantum-optical simulations and show how our proposed device can serve as a robust generator of highly pure single- and even multiphoton states.
Original languageEnglish
Article number044002
Number of pages11
JournalPhys. Rev. Applied
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • optics
  • photonics
  • quantum physics

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