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Efficient single-photon source based on a deterministically fabricated single quantum dot - microstructure with backside gold mirror

Fischbach, Sarah; Kaganskiy, Arsenty; Tauscher, Esra Burcu Yarar; Gericke, Fabian; Thoma, Alexander; Schmidt, Ronny; Strittmatter, André; Heindel, Tobias; Reitzenstein, Stephan

We present an efficient broadband single-photon source which is fabricated by a flip-chip gold-bonding technique and in-situ electron beam lithography. The device comprises a single InGaAs quantum dot that is centered at the bottom of a monolithic mesa structure and located above a gold mirror for enhanced photon-extraction efficiency. We show a photon-extraction efficiency of ηext=(18±2) % into a numerical aperture of 0.4 and a high suppression of multi-photon events from this source with g(2)(0)=0.015±0.009. Our deterministic device with a backside gold mirror can be combined with electrical contacts and piezo-tuning capabilities in future refinements, which represents an important step towards a spectrally tunable plug-and-play quantum-light source with broadband enhancement for photonic quantum networks.
Published in: Applied Physics Letters, 10.1063/1.4991389, American Institute of Physics (AIP)
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