Creating polarization-entangled photon pairs from a semiconductor quantum dot using the optical Stark effect.

Abstract

In typical epitaxial quantum dots (QDs) the ideally degenerate optical excitons are energy split, preventing the formation of two-photon entanglement in a biexciton decay. We use an external field, here a continuous-wave laser tuned to the QD in the ac Stark limit, to cancel the splitting and create two-photon entanglement. Quantum-state tomography is used… (More)

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