The European Physical Journal D

, 68:377

Quantum optics with quantum dots

Towards semiconductor sources of quantum light for quantum information processing
  • Alexios Beveratos
  • Izo Abram
  • Jean-Michel Gérard
  • Isabelle Robert-Philip
Colloquium

DOI: 10.1140/epjd/e2014-50717-x

Cite this article as:
Beveratos, A., Abram, I., Gérard, JM. et al. Eur. Phys. J. D (2014) 68: 377. doi:10.1140/epjd/e2014-50717-x

Abstract

For the past fifteen years, single semiconductor quantum dots, often referred to as solid-state artificial atoms, have been at the forefront of various research direction lines for experimental quantum information science, in particular in the development of practical sources of quantum states of light. Here we review the research to date, on the tailoring of the emission properties from single quantum dots producing single photons, indistinguishable single photons and entangled photon pairs. Finally, the progress and future prospects for applications of single dots in quantum information processing is considered.

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Colloquium 

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© EDP Sciences, SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexios Beveratos
    • 1
  • Izo Abram
    • 1
  • Jean-Michel Gérard
    • 2
  • Isabelle Robert-Philip
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRS-Laboratoire de Photonique et de NanostructuresMarcoussisFrance
  2. 2.CEA-CNRS-UJF, “Nanophysique et Semiconducteurs” group, CEA−INAC−SP2MGrenobleFrance

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