Resonance fluorescence from waveguide-coupled strain-localized two-dimensional quantum emitters

Carlos Errando-Herranz, Eva Schöll, Raphaël Picard, Micaela Laini, Samuel Gyger, Ali W. Elshaari, Art Branny, Ulrika Wennberg, Sebastien Barbat, Thibaut Renaud, Mauro Brotons-Gisbert, Cristian Bonato, Brian D. Gerardot, Val Zwiller, Klaus D. Jöns

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Efficient on-chip integration of single-photon emitters imposes a major bottleneck for applications of photonic integrated circuits in quantum technologies. Resonantly excited solid-state emitters are emerging as near-optimal quantum light sources, if not for the lack of scalability of current devices. Current integration approaches rely on cost-inefficient individual emitter placement in photonic integrated circuits, rendering applications impossible. A promising scalable platform is based on two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors. However, resonant excitation and single-photon emission of waveguide-coupled 2D emitters have proven to be elusive. Here, we show a scalable approach using a silicon nitride photonic waveguide to simultaneously strain-localize single-photon emitters from a tungsten diselenide (WSe2) monolayer and to couple them into a waveguide mode. We demonstrate the guiding of single photons in the photonic circuit by measuring second-order autocorrelation of g$^{(2)}(0)=0.150\pm0.093$ and perform on-chip resonant excitation yielding a g$^{(2)}(0)=0.377\pm0.081$. Our results are an important step to enable coherent control of quantum states and multiplexing of high-quality single photons in a scalable photonic quantum circuit.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2020


  • physics.optics
  • quant-ph


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