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Fabrication of Metal Embedded Nano-Cones for Single Quantum Dot Emission

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Title: Fabrication of Metal Embedded Nano-Cones for Single Quantum Dot Emission
Authors: Huh, Jae-Hoon Browse this author
Hermannstädter, Claus Browse this author
Akahane, Kouichi Browse this author
Sasakura, Hirotaka Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Jahan, Nahid A. Browse this author
Sasaki, Masahide Browse this author
Suemune, Ikuo Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: The Japan Society of Applied Physics
Journal Title: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics
Volume: 50
Issue: 6
Start Page: 06GG02
Publisher DOI: 10.1143/JJAP.50.06GG02
Abstract: High efficiency in the extraction, transmission and detection of single and entangled photons is one of the most significant factors to provide general usage and to suppress the bit-error rate in optical communication networks. We propose and realize metal embedded nanostructures with quantum dots (QDs) as photon sources to meet these challenges on the emitter side. Advantages of the process are the ability of fast nanometer-scale fabrication and the high reproducibility and yield. Mesas with typical taper angles of 20–30° and diameters between 100 nm and 1 µm were produced; these nanostructures are referred to as “cones” in this work. The dependence of the taper angle on the composition of the etched cone material is discussed, focusing on the contribution of indium. The nano-cones used as photon sources were embedded in highly reflective metal and turned upside down to provide efficient and partly directed photon extraction. We present the selection of 1.35 µm photons emitted from a single QD as a result of embedding only a small number of dots in a nanometer sized cone.
Rights: © 2011 The Japan Society of Applied Physics
Relation: http://jjap.jsap.jp/link?JJAP/50/06GG02/
Type: article (author version)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/52474
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