An e ! cient source of single photons : a single quantum dot in a micropost microcavity

@inproceedings{Pelton2003AnE,
  title={An e ! cient source of single photons : a single quantum dot in a micropost microcavity},
  author={Matthew Pelton and J. Vu and Glenn S. Solomon and C. M. Santori and Bingyang Zhang and Jocelyn Plant and Yoshihisa Yamamoto},
  year={2003}
}
We have used a single quantum dot in a micropost microcavity to generate triggered single photons. Coupling between the quantum-dot dipole and the con8ned microcavity mode leads to a large enhancement of the spontaneous emission rate. This, in turn, leads to e!cient coupling of the emitted photons into a single traveling-wave mode. Optimization of the… CONTINUE READING