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High-Q semiconductor Nanostructures for single Photon emission, detection and manipulation

Objective

Single photon emission, detection and manipulation will be explored on the basis of a novel semiconductor technology platform. By using semiconductor nanostructures like quantum dots, high-Q microcavity pillars or high-Q photonic crystal cavities, the interaction of individual photons with quantised electronic systems can be strongly enhanced to allow a full control of the light generation, detection and manipulation at the single photon level. Within the framework of the project major building blocks of future single photon systems will be developed and explored.

Leading European research laboratories from universities, public research institutes and the industry with expertise in nanostructure technology, optoelectronic devices and quantum physics will work together. The project is expected to have a large impact on different areas of optical data communication (e.g. quantum cryptography) and on-chip data processing (like highly integrated single photon circuits). Several key devices, such as single photon emitters, single photon detectors as well as optical buffers, will be demonstrated.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Address
Moenchebergstrasse 19
Kassel
Germany

Participants (7)

ALCATEL THALES III V LAB
France
Address
Route De Nozay
91460 Marcoussis
BAYERISCHE JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITAET WUERZBURG
Germany
Address
Sanderring 2
Wuerzburg
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Federation
75752 Paris Cedex 15
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1, Bygning 101A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Address
Technion City
Haifa
THALES
France
Address
45 Rue De Villiers
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine