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Higher-order photon correlations in pulsed photonic crystal nanolasers

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Author(s)

D. Elvira, X. Hachair, Varun Verma, R. Braive, G. Beaudoin, I. Robert-Philip, I. Sagnes, Burm Baek, Sae Woo Nam, E Dauler, I. Abram, Martin Stevens, A. Beveratos

Abstract

We report on the higher-order photon correlations of a high-Β nanolaser under pulsed excitation at room temperature. Using a multiplexed four-element superconducting single-photon detector we measured g(n)(0) with n = 2,3,4. All orders of correlation display partially chaotic statistics, even at four times the threshold excitation power. We show that this departure from coherence and Poisson statistics is due to the quantum fluctuations associated with the small number of photons at the lasing threshold.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
84

Keywords

photon statistics, low-threshold lasers, single-photon detectors, coherence

Citation

Elvira, D. , Hachair, X. , Verma, V. , Braive, R. , Beaudoin, G. , Robert-Philip, I. , Sagnes, I. , Baek, B. , Nam, S. , Dauler, E. , Abram, I. , Stevens, M. and Beveratos, A. (2011), Higher-order photon correlations in pulsed photonic crystal nanolasers, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.84.061802, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=908696 (Accessed July 18, 2024)

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Created December 15, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021