1 Lab 3 and 4 : Single Emitters and Photon Antibunching

  • O . S Magaña
  • Published 2010


We experimentally studied and demonstrated the non-classical photon interpretation, called antibunched light, which is incredibly important in quantum optics. In contrast to the first observation made by Kimble, Dagenais and Mandel, we prepared and used colloidal quantum dots as emitters; the emission was improved by introducing them in a photonic band-gap material, made by cholesteric liquid crystals. The use of Hanbury Brown and Twiss setup allowed us to achieve an interesting histogram, from which we concluded that we have antibunching and therefore the quantum dots act as single photon sources.

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@inproceedings{Magaa20101L3, title={1 Lab 3 and 4 : Single Emitters and Photon Antibunching}, author={O . S Maga{\~n}a}, year={2010} }