Temperature-independent almost perfect photon entanglement from quantum dots via the SUPER scheme

Thomas K. Bracht, Moritz Cygorek, Tim Seidelmann, Vollrath Martin Axt, Doris E. Reiter

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Abstract

Entangled photon pairs are essential for quantum communication technology. They can be generated on-demand by semiconductor quantum dots, but several mechanisms are known to reduce the degree of entanglement. While some obstacles like the finite fine-structure splitting of the exciton states can currently be overcome, the excitation scheme itself can impair the entanglement fidelity. Here, we demonstrate that the swing-up of quantum emitter population (SUPER) scheme, using two red-detuned laser pulses applied to a quantum dot in a cavity, yields almost perfectly entangled photons. The entanglement remains robust against phonon influences even at elevated temperatures, due to decoupling of the excitation and emission process. With this achievement, quantum dots are ready to be used as entangled photon pair sources in applications requiring high degrees of entanglement up to temperatures of approximately 80 K.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-107
Number of pages5
JournalOptica Quantum
Volume1
Issue number2
Early online date18 Dec 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Dec 2023

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