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The authors report a “plug and play” source of single photons, with full integration to a single-mode optical fiber. One end of the fiber is attached to the top of an InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot wafer. The other end is connected via a wavelength-division multiplexing system to two separate fibers: one for carrying excitation light and the other for emitted light. A Hanbury-Brown and Twiss [Nature (London) 77, 27 (1956)] measurement was performed on the emission from single excitons recombining in the quantum dots. A second-order correlation function at zero time delay of approximately 0.01 indicates a nearly ideal source of single photons. The maximum variation of peak position over 24 days is less than 0.1 nm.
Author(s): Xu X, Toft I, Phillips RT, Mar J, Hammura K, Williams DA
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Applied Physics Letters
Online publication date: 05/02/2007
Date deposited: 15/06/2020
ISSN (print): 0003-6951
ISSN (electronic): 1520-8842
Publisher: AIP Publishing LLC
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