Single photons and coherent light in polarized quantum dot cavity QED

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Single photons and coherent light in polarized quantum dot cavity QED

Type: Master thesis
Title: Single photons and coherent light in polarized quantum dot cavity QED
Author: Kok, David
Issue Date: 2017-08-31
Keywords: Single Photon Source
Quantum Dot
Polarization
Mixing
Brightness
Experiment
Simulation
InAs/GaAs
Optical Micropillar
Abstract: High-fidelity single photon sources are required for quantum information technologies and fundamental research. Recently near-unity single photon purity and near-unity indistinguishability have been shown in resonantly pumped quantum dots embedded in an optical cavity. In this thesis we provide a theoretical framework and experimental results on polarization non-degenerate self-assembled InAs/GaAs quantum dots inside a polarization non-degenerate cavity, and show that by filtering the polarization the brightness of the single photon source can be enhanced. We furthermore describe the resulting output light analytically as a mixture of single photons and coherent light and derive a simple expression for the purity of the single photon source. Lastly we present pulsed measurements of this quantum dot-cavity system, and show that the purity of the single photon source is 98%.
Supervisor: Löffler, Wolfgang
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department: Physics (Master)
Specialisation: Theoretical Physics
ECTS Credits: 8
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/52787
 

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