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|Author(s):||Matthew T. Rakher; Kartik A. Srinivasan;|
|Title:||Subnanosecond Electro-optic Modulation of Triggered Single Photons from a Quantum Dot|
|Published:||May 23, 2011|
|Abstract:||Control of single photon wave-packets is an important resource for developing hybrid quantum systems which are composed of different physical systems interacting via photons. Here we extend this control to triggered photons emitted by a quantum dot, temporally shaping single photon wave-packets on timescales fast compared to their radiative decay by electro-optic modulation. In particular, telecommunications-band single photons resulting from the recombination of an exciton in a quantum dot with exponentially decaying wave-packets are synchronously modulated to create Gaussian-shaped single photon wave-packets. We explore other pulse-shapes and investigate the feasibility of this technique for increasing the indistinguishability of quantum dot generated single photons.|
|Citation:||Applied Physics Letters|
|Keywords:||Quantum dots, single photons, nanophotonics|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (837KB)|