Abstract

To take existing quantum optical experiments and devices into more practical regimes requires the construction of robust, solid-state implementations. In particular, to observe the strong-coupling regime of atom-photon interactions requires very small cavities and large quality factors. Here we show that the slot-waveguide geometry recently introduced for photonic applications is also promising for quantum optical applications in the visible regime. We study diamond- and GaP-based slot-waveguide cavities (SWCs) compatible with diamond colour centres e.g. nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defect. We show that one can achieve increased single-photon Rabi frequencies of order O(1011) rad s-1 in ultra-small cavity modal volumes, nearly 2 orders of magnitude smaller than previously studied diamond-based photonic crystal cavities.

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A. D. Greentree, B. A. Fairchild, F. M. Hossain, and S. Prawer, “Diamond integrated quantum photonics,” Mater. Today 11, 22–31 (2008).

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J. Butler and A. V. Sumant, “The CVD of nanodiamond materials,” Chem. Vapor Depos. 14, 145–160 (2008).

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[PubMed]

2007 (8)

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I. Bayn and J. Salzman, “High-Q photonic crystal nanocavities on diamond for quantum electrodynamics,” Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 37, 19–24 (2007).

2006 (8)

C. Wang, C. Kurtsiefer, H. Weinfurter, and B. Burchard, “Single photon emission from SiV centres in diamond produced by ion implantation,” J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 39, 37–41 (2006).

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[PubMed]

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M. J. Hartmann, F. G. S. L. Brandão, and M. B. Plenio, “Strongly interacting polaritons in coupled arrays of cavities,” Nat. Phys. 2, 849–855 (2006).

A. D. Greentree, C. Tahan, J. H. Cole, and L. C. L. Hollenberg, “Quantum phase transitions of light,” Nature Phys. 2, 856–861 (2006).

T. P Spiller, K. Nemoto, S. L. Braunstein, W. J. Munro, P. van Loock, and G. J. Milburn, “Quantum computation by communication,” New J. Phys. 8, 30 (2006).

N. B. Manson, J. P. Harrison, and M. J. Sellars, “Nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond: Model of the electronic structure and associated dynamics,” Phys. Rev. B 74, 104303 (2006).

2005 (3)

G. Cui and M. Raymer, “Quantum efficiency of single-photon sources in the cavity-QED strong-coupling regime,” Opt. Express 13, 9660–9665 (2005).
[PubMed]

P. Olivero, S. Rubanov, P. Reichart, B. C. Gibson, S. T. Huntington, J. Rabeau, A. D. Greentree, J. Salzman, D. Moore, D. N. Jamieson, and S. Prawer, “Ion-beam-assisted lift-off technique for three-dimensional micromachining of freestanding single-crystal diamond,” Adv. Mater. 17, 2427–2430 (2005).

J. T. Robinson, C. Manolatou, L. Chen, and M. Lipson, “Ultrasmall mode volumes in dielectric optical microcavities,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 143901 (2005).
[PubMed]

2004 (3)

2003 (1)

K. J. Vahala, “Optical microcavities,” Nature 424, 839–846 (2003).
[PubMed]

2002 (2)

S. M. Spillane, T. J. Kippenberg, and K. J. Vahala, “Ultralow-threshold Raman laser using a spherical dielectric microcavity,” Nature 415, 621–623 (2002).
[PubMed]

A. Beveratos, R. Brouri, T. Gacoin, A. Villing, J.-P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Single photon quantum cryptography,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 187901 (2002).
[PubMed]

2001 (1)

L.-M. Duan, M. D. Lukin, J. I. Cirac, and P. Zoller, “Long-distance quantum communication with atomic ensembles and linear optics,” Nature 414, 413–418 (2001).
[PubMed]

2000 (1)

C. Kurtsiefer, S. Mayer, P. Zarda, and H. Weinfurter, “Stable solid-state source of single-photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 290–293 (2000).
[PubMed]

1997 (2)

C. K. Law and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of a bit-stream of single-photon pulses,” J. Mod. Opt. 44, 2067–2074 (1997).

X. Maître, E. Hagley, G. Nogues, C. Wunderlich, P. Goy, M. Brune, J. M. Raimond, and S. Haroche, “Quantum memory with a single photon in a cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 769–772 (1997).

1995 (1)

T. Pellizzari, S. A. Gardiner, J. I. Cirac, and P. Zoller, “Decoherence, continuous observation, and quantum computing: A cavity QED model,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3788-791 (1995);
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1976 (1)

G. Davies and M. F. Hamer, “Optical studies of the 1.945eV vibronic band in diamond,” Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A: Math. and Phys. Sci. 348, 285–298 (1976).

Aharonovich, I.

I. Aharonovich, C. Zhou, A. Stacey, J. Orwa, D. Simpson, A. D. Greentree, F. Treussart, J.-F. Roch, and S. Prawer, “A new, enhanced diamond single photon emitter in the near infra-red,” http://arxiv.org/abs/0902.3051 (2009).

K.-M. C. Fu, C. Santori, P. E. Barclay, I. Aharonovich, S. Prawer, N. Meyer, A. M. Holm, and R. G. Beausoleil, “Coupling of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond to a GaP waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 234107 (2008).

Al-Hmoud, M.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of a slot-waveguide cavity (SWC). (a) Cross-section through the slot-waveguide structure in the xy-plane going through the diamond bridge, which is centrally located as indicated in the diagram. Note the rectangular slots of high-index material defining the cavity-structure and the smaller diamond region. (b) Slot waveguide combined with distributed Bragg reflectors defines a resonant structure with length l = λ/2. A diamond optical centre, e.g. NV defect, housed in a nanocrystal or diamond bridge can be coupled to the cavity mode.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Fundamental quasi-TE mode of diamond-air slot waveguides. (a,c) Energy density, (b,d) E x distributions for fundamental mode for a {ws , wR , h} = {20,140,110} nm empty slot and a {20,120,130} nm slot with a 20 nm high, cavity-long bridge respectively. The x-component of respective per-photon electric field amplitudes, εx , at slot or bridge centre are given in Table 1. Note the reduction in electric field in the vicinity of the bridge in (d), however this is still greater than for the λ3-cavity case.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a). Field amplitude Ex (r 0) for varying rod dimensions of a diamond-air structure with slot width wS = 20 nm. (b) Ex (r 0) for different wS and various slot waveguide designs using optimal rod designs given in Table 1. Hollow and solid circles denote data points for designs with and without a 20 nm diamond bridge, respectively. Dashed lines are guides for eyes.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a). Mode volumes of fundamental quasi-TE mode normalized by the typical volume of a diamond-based λ3-cavity, (λ/n dia)3 and (b) Normalized per-photon electric field amplitude x and Rabi frequency g(r 0) with the ZPL transition of the NV, as a function of slot width wS for various slot-waveguide designs. The rod specifications and notations follow Fig. 3(b). The dotted line denotes the corresponding field and coupling strength for the λ3-cavity.

Tables (1)

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Table 1. Optimal designs for maximizing Ex (r 0) in various slot-waveguides with 20 nm slot width.

Equations (2)

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( r ) = ħ ω i ξ ( r ) 2 ε 0 n ( r ) 2 V ,
V = n ( r ) 2 E ( r ) 2 d 3 r n ( ρ ) 2 E ( ρ ) 2 .

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