Quantum photonics with 2D semiconductors

Mauro Brotons-Gisbert, Brian D. Gerardot*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, we introduce the main properties of the most popular van der Waals materials for single-photon generation: hexagonal boron nitride(hBN), group-VI transition metal dichalcogenide semiconductors (TMDs), and 2D quantum devices consisting of different 2D crystals assembled into van der Waals heterostructures. We then focus primarily on quantum emitters (QEs) hosted by TMD semiconductors, including a description of their typical spin and optical properties. Finally, we consider the different means to engineer the QEs and their coupling to cavities and integrated photonic chips.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonic Quantum Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Applications
EditorsMohamed Benyoucef
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783527837427
ISBN (Print)9783527414123
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2023


  • 2D materials
  • Nanophotonics
  • Single photon
  • Van der Waals heterostruc-ture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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