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High efficient localized photon sources

Project description

Innovative scheme for localised photon sources

Planar hyperbolic metamaterial (HMM) resonator-antenna is an innovative design. When coupled with semiconductors, nanomaterials have a wide range of applications. But this has not yet been entirely studied including the generation and control of single photons. The EU-funded HELPS project will develop an innovative, hybrid quantum photonic system to allow the production of tunable, brightness-enhanced and indistinguishable single photons through a combination of the deterministic integration of III-V quantum emitters with an HMM resonator-antenna. The innovative scheme will allow for the coupling between the emitter and far-field radiation channels and will supply exceptionally high Purcell factor and brightness enhancement. The project will provide a better understanding of the innovative applications of HMM coupled to semiconductor nanomaterials.


The goal of this project is the development of a novel, hybrid and scalable quantum photonic circuit that enable the generation of tunable, brightness and indistinguishable single photons on-demand by the deterministically integration of III-V quantum emitters coupled to a planar hyperbolic metamaterial (HMM) resonator-antenna. The implementation of the multilayered HMM over the semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) will be carry out by Micro/Nano Litography. The innovative design of this proposal will enable to ensure the coupling between the emitter and far-field radiation channels and will provide extremely high Purcell factor and brightness enhancement. While single emitters coupled to plasmonic waveguides have been widely studied, there are no experiments with HMM Resonator-Antenna in the literature, even when it is proved that is compatible with a wide variety of sources and capable of room temperature operation due to the broad bandwidth enhancement of spontaneous emission and directional photon emission. Finally, HELPS project will contribute to the understanding of the novel applications and functionalities of HMM coupled to semiconductors nanomaterials.



Net EU contribution
€ 202 680,96
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere

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Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Pirkanmaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00