Quantum Dot Single-Photon Generation Source

Quantum Dot Single-Photon Generation Source

Picosecond Laser for Ultimate Control of the Emission Process of Quantum Dots

picoEmerald & pulseSlicer: Ultimate control of the emission process of quantum dots single photon generation with a pulsed picosecond laser source

The realization of a quantum dot single-photon source or the creation of entangled photons is often based on three key elements: a quantum dot emitter, appropriate control of the emission process, and non-linear optical processes.

Controlled single-photon generation “on demand”, i.e. by means of a trigger event, can be achieved by pulsed excitation of the single photon emitter. Picosecond (ps) lasers are particularly suitable for the pulsed excitation of quantum dots. Compared to femtosecond sources, picosecond lasers are particularly narrow-band. They therefore enable resonant excitation of the QD emitter with very high efficiency and without disturbing background emissions.

The optimum degree of narrowness to achieve resonant excitation conditions depends on the properties of the individual quantum dot emitter system. And obviously, the resonant excitation of the QD system also depends on the center wavelength of the pulsed light source. Therefore, it can be seen as an advantage to use a pulsed and wavelength-tunable ps-source whose degree of narrowness is adjustable.

The combination of the tunable ps laser picoEmerald and the spectrum slicer (laser monochromator) pulseSlicer from APE offers this possibility and supports its customers in the field of quantum research, quantum-microscopy, or ghost imaging.

Key Features

  • Small bandwidths because resonances in the single-photon sample are close to each other (selectivity)
  • Wavelength tunability of the picosecond laser to respond to different resonances
  • Wavelength tunability for spectroscopy (different resonances are addressed)
  • Two colors simultaniously available, overlapping in space and time
  • Variable bandwidths to optimally address resonances of different widths (realization with pulseSlicer)
  • High repetition rate for small time constants, since the relatively weak single-photon signals have to be accumulated over a large number of measurements
  • High spectral power density ( = small bandwidth) given by picosecond laser excitation
  • picoEmerald offers larger tuning range compared to Ti:Sa (1500 nm is not available with TiSa); a Ti:Sa in combination with an OPO would be possible, but the power density would be very low
  • Further wavelength tunability into the mid-infrared with the DFG possible
  • Additional automation of the bandwidth (via the pulseSlicer) in combination with the picoEmerald

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APE Angewandte Physik & Elektronik GmbH
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Coherent Scientific pty. Ltd.
Hilton SA 5033, South Australia

Phone: +61 8 8150 5200
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PulsePower Technology Ltd.
Beijing, Haidan District
China 100090

Phone +86 10 62565117
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Pinnacle Scientific Cooperation
Hangzhou, Jianggan District
China 310020

Phone +86 571 88225151
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199 00 Praha 9, Česko

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Gammadata Instrument AB
750 02 Uppsala

Tel: +46 18 56 68 35
Email: richard.arbus@gammadata.se

F 92170 Vanves, France

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Laser Sciences Services Pvt. Ltd.

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Email: sales@laserscience.in

Photonic Solutions PLC
Edinburgh, UK

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Ammo Engineering Ltd.
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02-668 Warsaw, Poland

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AceXon Technologies Pte. Ltd.
Singapore 658065

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SuperbIN Company Ltd.
Taipei 11493
Taiwan, R.O.C.

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Photonic Solutions PLC

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Fremont, CA 94538, USA

Tel: +1(888) 690-3250
Email: sales@ape-america.com
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 QD Single-Photon Generation Source by the Combination of picoEmerald & pulseSlicer
Wavelength Range Examples700 ... 990 nm (Example A)
1080 .. 1600 nm (Example B)
Custom ranges on request
Spectral Bandwidth ExamplesFor Example A:
0.04 ... 0.5 nm at 700 nm (2 ... 18 ps)
0.02 ... 1.0 nm at 990 nm (2 ...70 ps)

For Example B:
0.12 ... 1.2 nm at 1080 nm (2 ... 14 ps)
0.03 ... 2.6 nm at 1600 nm (2 ... 90 ps)
Overall Output Average Power at Example WavelengthsFor Example A:
> 100 mW at 800 nm at 0.3 nm resolution
> 10 mW at 800 nm at 0.03 nm resolution

For Example B:
> 100 mW at 1250 nm at 1.0 nm resolution
> 10 mW at 1250 nm at 0.1 nm resolution

Repetition Rate80 MHz
On request: 160 MHz, 320 MHz
PolarizationLinear; Horizontal > 100:1
Software and AutomationIncluded
Remote ControlPossible via USB / Ethernet TCP/IP / Serial RS232

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