Manipulating Quantum Light on a Chip: From Heralded Single Photon Purification to Effective Photon-Photon Interactions

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QUEST Center event
Prof. Ronene Rappaport, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
11/12/2019 - 13:00 - 12:00
Nanotechnology center, 9th floor seminar room

Photons are a potential resource for a growing host of applications in quantum technologies and quantum information sciences. A particular interest is in effectively harvesting pure single photons from simple quantum emitters, and in finding effective ways for strong interactions between only a few photons. 


In this talk I will review our progress towards a realization of bright, high-purity single photon sources from impure photon emitters, by designing hybrid nano-emitter – nano-antenna devices that can efficiently extract and direct single photons using indeterministic two- photon states. I will also introduce our recent results showing on-chip low-loss guiding and large electrically-controlled enhancement of effective photon interactions in an optical waveguide by utilizing strong interactions of photons with dipolar excitations in semiconductors.