We demonstrate resonance fluorescence from single InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots embedded in a rib waveguide beamsplitter structure operated under pulsed laser excitation. A systematic study on the excitation laser pulse duration depicts that a sufficiently small laser linewidth enables a substantial improved single-photon-to-laser-background ratio inside a waveguide chip. This manifests in the observation of clear Rabi oscillations over two periods of the quantum dot emission as a function of laser excitation power. A photon cross-correlation measurement between the two output arms of an on-chip beamsplitter results in a g (2)(0)= 0.18, demonstrating the generation, guiding and splitting of triggered single photons under resonant excitation in an on-chip device. The present results open new perspectives for the implementation of photonic quantum circuits with integrated quantum dots as resonantly-pumped deterministic single-photon sources.
Publication: Generation, guiding and splitting of triggered single photons from a resonantly excited quantum dot in a photonic circuit
Mario Schwartz, Ulrich Rengstl, Thomas Herzog, Matthias Paul, Jan Kettler, Simone Luca Portalupi, Michael Jetter, and Peter Michler
Optics Express Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 3089-3094 (2016)
Contact person: Mario Schwartz