By Emil Wolf

ISBN-10: 0128022841

ISBN-13: 9780128022849

The Progress in Optics sequence includes greater than three hundred evaluate articles through wonderful examine staff, that have develop into everlasting files for lots of vital advancements, aiding optical scientists and optical engineers remain abreast in their fields.

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Later, Santori, Fattal, and Yamamoto (2010) published a book on single-photon devices and applications. We show an example of a single-photon source from the work of Santori, Fattal, Vuckovic, Solomon, and Yamamoto (2004). The source sample contained self-assembled InAs quantum dots (about 25 μm2) embedded in GaAs and sandwiched between distributed Bragg reflector mirrors, grown by molecular beam epitaxy. 3 to 5 μm and heights of 5 μm were fabricated in a random distribution by chemically assisted ion beam etching.

From Treussart et al. (2001). Quantum State Engineering 29 molecule per 10 μm2 into a 30-nm-thick thin polymer film (PMMA). The fluorescence light from the single molecule, centered at 570 nm, was nonresonantly excited at 532 nm with femtosecond pulses generated by a frequency-doubled Ti:sapphire laser, and collected by a scanning confocal optical microscope, at room temperature. Photon statistics was also studied finding indication of sub-Poissonian statistics. 8 up to 300 K was carried out, immobilizing the molecules in a quasiperiodical optical λ/2 microresonator and using confocal microscopy (Steiner, Hartschuh, Korlacki, & Meixner, 2007).

The work toward a single-photon source in the visible range using a single trapped ion placed in a cavity was described by Pinkse, Fischer, Maunz, and Rempe (2000) who reported high-finesse optical cavity experiments in which the change in transmission induced by a single slow atom approaching the cavity triggers an external feedback switch which traps the atom in a light field containing about one photon on average. The source was modified (Kuhn, Hennrich, & Rempe, 2002) still employing the emission of single photons from a single three-level atom (Rb) strongly coupled to a highfinesse cavity.

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