Abstract

A new design of an optical resonator for generation of single-photon pulses is proposed. The resonator is made of a cylindrical or spherical piece of a polymer squeezed between two flat dielectric mirrors. The mode characteristics of this resonator are calculated numerically. The numerical analysis is backed by a physical explanation. The decay time and the mode volume of the fundamental mode are sufficient for achieving more than 96% probability of generating a single-photon in a single-mode. The corresponding requirement for the reflectivity of the mirrors (~99.9%) and the losses in the polymer (100 dB/m) are quite modest. The resonator is suitable for single-photon generation based on optical pumping of a single quantum system such as an organic molecule, a diamond nanocrystal, or a semiconductor quantum dot if they are imbedded in the polymer.

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2003 (1)

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2002 (5)

J. Vuckovic, M. Pelton, A. Scherer, and Y. Yamamoto. “Optimization of three-dimensional microposts microcavities for cavity quantum electrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 023808 (2002).
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2001 (1)

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2000 (4)

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[Crossref]

1999 (2)

C. Brunel, B. Lounis, P. Tamarat, and M. Orrit. “Triggered source of single photons based on controlled single molecule fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2722–2725 (1999).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

1998 (1)

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[Crossref]

1997 (1)

T. Plakhotnik, E.A. Donley, and U.P. Wild, “Single molecule spectroscopy”, Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 48, 181–212 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1996 (1)

F. De Martini, G. Di Giuseppe, and M. Marrocco. “Single-mode generation of quantum photon states by excited single molecules in a microcavity trap,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 900–903 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1994 (1)

M. Ehrl, F.W. Deeg, C. Bräuchle, O. Franke, A. Sobbi, G. Schulz-Ekloff, and D. Wöhrle, “High-temperature non-photochemical hole-burning phthalocyanine-Zinc derivatives embedded in hydrated AlPO4-5 molecular sieve”, J. Phys. Chem. 98, 47–52 (1994).
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1989 (1)

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Atkinson, P.

Barnes,a, W.L.

W.L. Barnes,a, G. Björk2, J.M. Gérard, P. Jonsson, J.A.E. Wasey, P.T. Worthing, and V. Zwiller, “Solid-state single photon sources: light collection strategies”, Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 197–210 (2002).
[Crossref]

Becher, C.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, Lidong Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamogùlu, “A Quantum Dot Single-Photon Turnstile Device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ben, Y.

Bennett, A. J.

Beveratos, A.

A. Beveratos, S. Kühn, R. Brouri, T. Gacoin, J.-P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Room temperature stable single Photon source,” Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 191–196 (2002).
[Crossref]

Björk2, G.

W.L. Barnes,a, G. Björk2, J.M. Gérard, P. Jonsson, J.A.E. Wasey, P.T. Worthing, and V. Zwiller, “Solid-state single photon sources: light collection strategies”, Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 197–210 (2002).
[Crossref]

Boca, A.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

Boozer, A. D.

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Braginsky, V.B.

V.B. Braginsky, M.L. Gorodetsky, and V.S. Ilchenko. “Quality-factor and nonlinear properties of optical whispering-gallery modes,” Phys. Lett. A 137, 393 (1989).
[Crossref]

Brassard, G.

G. Brassard, N. Lütkenhaus, T. Mor, and B.C. Sanders. “Limitations on practical quantum cryptography,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 1330–1333 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bräuchle, C.

M. Ehrl, F.W. Deeg, C. Bräuchle, O. Franke, A. Sobbi, G. Schulz-Ekloff, and D. Wöhrle, “High-temperature non-photochemical hole-burning phthalocyanine-Zinc derivatives embedded in hydrated AlPO4-5 molecular sieve”, J. Phys. Chem. 98, 47–52 (1994).
[Crossref]

Brouri, R.

A. Beveratos, S. Kühn, R. Brouri, T. Gacoin, J.-P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Room temperature stable single Photon source,” Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 191–196 (2002).
[Crossref]

Brunel, C.

C. Brunel, B. Lounis, P. Tamarat, and M. Orrit. “Triggered source of single photons based on controlled single molecule fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2722–2725 (1999).
[Crossref]

Buck, J. R.

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

De Martini, F.

F. De Martini, G. Di Giuseppe, and M. Marrocco. “Single-mode generation of quantum photon states by excited single molecules in a microcavity trap,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 900–903 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Deeg, F.W.

M. Ehrl, F.W. Deeg, C. Bräuchle, O. Franke, A. Sobbi, G. Schulz-Ekloff, and D. Wöhrle, “High-temperature non-photochemical hole-burning phthalocyanine-Zinc derivatives embedded in hydrated AlPO4-5 molecular sieve”, J. Phys. Chem. 98, 47–52 (1994).
[Crossref]

Di Giuseppe, G.

F. De Martini, G. Di Giuseppe, and M. Marrocco. “Single-mode generation of quantum photon states by excited single molecules in a microcavity trap,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 900–903 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Donley, E.A.

T. Plakhotnik, E.A. Donley, and U.P. Wild, “Single molecule spectroscopy”, Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 48, 181–212 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dupuis, C.

B. Gayral, J. M. Gérard, A. Lemaître, C. Dupuis, L. Manin, and J. L. Pelouard, “High-Q wet-etched GaAs microdisks containing InAs quantum boxes,” Appl. Phys.Lett. 75, 1908–1910 (1999).
[Crossref]

Ehrl, M.

M. Ehrl, F.W. Deeg, C. Bräuchle, O. Franke, A. Sobbi, G. Schulz-Ekloff, and D. Wöhrle, “High-temperature non-photochemical hole-burning phthalocyanine-Zinc derivatives embedded in hydrated AlPO4-5 molecular sieve”, J. Phys. Chem. 98, 47–52 (1994).
[Crossref]

Eldada, L.

L. Eldada and L. W. Shacklette, “Advances in Polymer Integrated Optics,” IEEE J. Selected Topics in Quantum Electron. 6, 54–68 (2000).
[Crossref]

Fainman, Y.

Franke, O.

M. Ehrl, F.W. Deeg, C. Bräuchle, O. Franke, A. Sobbi, G. Schulz-Ekloff, and D. Wöhrle, “High-temperature non-photochemical hole-burning phthalocyanine-Zinc derivatives embedded in hydrated AlPO4-5 molecular sieve”, J. Phys. Chem. 98, 47–52 (1994).
[Crossref]

Gacoin, T.

A. Beveratos, S. Kühn, R. Brouri, T. Gacoin, J.-P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Room temperature stable single Photon source,” Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 191–196 (2002).
[Crossref]

Gayral, B.

B. Gayral, J. M. Gérard, A. Lemaître, C. Dupuis, L. Manin, and J. L. Pelouard, “High-Q wet-etched GaAs microdisks containing InAs quantum boxes,” Appl. Phys.Lett. 75, 1908–1910 (1999).
[Crossref]

Gérard, J. M.

B. Gayral, J. M. Gérard, A. Lemaître, C. Dupuis, L. Manin, and J. L. Pelouard, “High-Q wet-etched GaAs microdisks containing InAs quantum boxes,” Appl. Phys.Lett. 75, 1908–1910 (1999).
[Crossref]

Gérard, J.M.

W.L. Barnes,a, G. Björk2, J.M. Gérard, P. Jonsson, J.A.E. Wasey, P.T. Worthing, and V. Zwiller, “Solid-state single photon sources: light collection strategies”, Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 197–210 (2002).
[Crossref]

Gorodetsky, M.L.

V.B. Braginsky, M.L. Gorodetsky, and V.S. Ilchenko. “Quality-factor and nonlinear properties of optical whispering-gallery modes,” Phys. Lett. A 137, 393 (1989).
[Crossref]

Grangier, P.

A. Beveratos, S. Kühn, R. Brouri, T. Gacoin, J.-P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Room temperature stable single Photon source,” Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 191–196 (2002).
[Crossref]

Hao, Z.

Hayasaka, K.

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled waveform in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hu, E.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, Lidong Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamogùlu, “A Quantum Dot Single-Photon Turnstile Device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ilchenko, V.S.

V.B. Braginsky, M.L. Gorodetsky, and V.S. Ilchenko. “Quality-factor and nonlinear properties of optical whispering-gallery modes,” Phys. Lett. A 137, 393 (1989).
[Crossref]

Imamogùlu, A.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, Lidong Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamogùlu, “A Quantum Dot Single-Photon Turnstile Device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Jonsson, P.

W.L. Barnes,a, G. Björk2, J.M. Gérard, P. Jonsson, J.A.E. Wasey, P.T. Worthing, and V. Zwiller, “Solid-state single photon sources: light collection strategies”, Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 197–210 (2002).
[Crossref]

Keller, M.

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled waveform in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kimble, H. J.

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kiraz, A.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, Lidong Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamogùlu, “A Quantum Dot Single-Photon Turnstile Device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Knill, E.

E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. J. Milburn. “A scheme for efficient quantum computation with linear optics,” Nature 40946 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kühn, S.

A. Beveratos, S. Kühn, R. Brouri, T. Gacoin, J.-P. Poizat, and P. Grangier, “Room temperature stable single Photon source,” Eur. Phys. J. D 18, 191–196 (2002).
[Crossref]

Kuzmich, A.

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Laflamme, R.

E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. J. Milburn. “A scheme for efficient quantum computation with linear optics,” Nature 40946 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lange, B.

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled waveform in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lange, W.

M. Keller, B. Lange, K. Hayasaka, W. Lange, and H. Walther, “Continuous generation of single photons with controlled waveform in an ion-trap cavity system,” Nature 431, 1075–1078 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lemaître, A.

B. Gayral, J. M. Gérard, A. Lemaître, C. Dupuis, L. Manin, and J. L. Pelouard, “High-Q wet-etched GaAs microdisks containing InAs quantum boxes,” Appl. Phys.Lett. 75, 1908–1910 (1999).
[Crossref]

Lounis, B.

B. Lounis and W.E. Moerner. “Single photons on demand from a single molecule at room temperature,” Nature 407, 491 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Brunel, B. Lounis, P. Tamarat, and M. Orrit. “Triggered source of single photons based on controlled single molecule fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2722–2725 (1999).
[Crossref]

Luo, Y.

Lütkenhaus, N.

G. Brassard, N. Lütkenhaus, T. Mor, and B.C. Sanders. “Limitations on practical quantum cryptography,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 1330–1333 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Manin, L.

B. Gayral, J. M. Gérard, A. Lemaître, C. Dupuis, L. Manin, and J. L. Pelouard, “High-Q wet-etched GaAs microdisks containing InAs quantum boxes,” Appl. Phys.Lett. 75, 1908–1910 (1999).
[Crossref]

Marrocco, M.

F. De Martini, G. Di Giuseppe, and M. Marrocco. “Single-mode generation of quantum photon states by excited single molecules in a microcavity trap,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 900–903 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

McKeever, J.

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Michler, P.

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, Lidong Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamogùlu, “A Quantum Dot Single-Photon Turnstile Device,” Science 290, 2282–2285 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Milburn, G. J.

E. Knill, R. Laflamme, and G. J. Milburn. “A scheme for efficient quantum computation with linear optics,” Nature 40946 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Miller, R.

J. McKeever, A. Boca, A. D. Boozer, R. Miller, J. R. Buck, A. Kuzmich, and H. J. Kimble, “Deterministic generation of single photons from one atom trapped in a cavity,” Science 303, 1992–1994 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Moerner, W.E.

W.E. Moerner, “Single-photon sources based on single molecules in solids,” New J. Phys. 6, 27 (2004).
[Crossref]

B. Lounis and W.E. Moerner. “Single photons on demand from a single molecule at room temperature,” Nature 407, 491 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Mor, T.

G. Brassard, N. Lütkenhaus, T. Mor, and B.C. Sanders. “Limitations on practical quantum cryptography,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 1330–1333 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Orrit, M.

C. Brunel, B. Lounis, P. Tamarat, and M. Orrit. “Triggered source of single photons based on controlled single molecule fluorescence,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2722–2725 (1999).
[Crossref]

Pang, L.

Pelouard, J. L.

B. Gayral, J. M. Gérard, A. Lemaître, C. Dupuis, L. Manin, and J. L. Pelouard, “High-Q wet-etched GaAs microdisks containing InAs quantum boxes,” Appl. Phys.Lett. 75, 1908–1910 (1999).
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istribution the electric field (|Ex |) oscillating at the resonance frequency of the microcavity is shown as a false color image. The color bar on the right shows the color code for the relative amplitude of the electric field. The relative values of Ex2n2 are shown for z=0 (upper-right panel) and r=0 (lower-right panel). Thirty pairs of the dielectric layers form two mirrors (with 15 pairs for each mirror). The alternating refraction indexes of the layers are 2.4 (TiO2) and 1.46 (SiO2). Their thicknesses are t 1=0.06 µm and t 2=0.1 µm (for the layers with the smaller refraction index). The polymer spacer has a refraction index of np =1.45 and a thickness of s=0.24 µm. Two possible shapes of the polymer spacer (cylindrical and elliptical) are shown. The influence of the spacer shape on the cavity characteristics was marginal. The cavity characteristics have been studied as a function of the diameter of the polymer spacer (see Table 1). For the simulation results presented in this figure D=0.8 µm.

Tables (1)

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Table 1. Characteristics of the Micro Resonator as Calculated by 3D-FDTD Method

Equations (3)

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F = 3 c 3 τ 4 π V m ν 2 n 3 ,
V m = E 2 ( r ) n 2 ( r ) d r 3 max [ E 2 ( r ) n 2 ( r ) ]
P m = F 1 + F

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