Feasibility of efficient room-temperature solid-state sources of indistinguishable single photons using ultrasmall mode volume cavities

Stephen Wein, Nikolai Lauk, Roohollah Ghobadi, Christoph Simon
2018 Physical review B  
Highly efficient sources of indistinguishable single photons that can operate at room temperature would be very beneficial for many applications in quantum technology. We show that the implementation of such sources is a realistic goal using solid-state emitters and ultrasmall mode volume cavities. We derive and analyze an expression for photon indistinguishability that accounts for relevant detrimental effects, such as plasmon-induced quenching and pure-dephasing. We then provide the general
more » ... vity and emitter conditions required to achieve efficient indistinguishable photon emission, and also discuss constraints due to phonon sideband emission. Using these conditions, we propose that a nanodiamond negatively charged silicon-vacancy center combined with a plasmonic-Fabry-Perot hybrid cavity is an excellent candidate system.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.97.205418 fatcat:fku27pdpjbexbb4wlm3rczumea