Cavity enhanced interference of remote single photon sources.


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Cavity-enhanced two-photon interference using remote quantum dot sources

V. Giesz, S. L. Portalupi, T. Grange, C. Antón, L. De Santis, J. Demory, N. Somaschi, I. Sagnes, A. Lemaître, L. Lanco, A. Auffèves, and P. Senellart


Phys. Rev. B 92, 161302(R)



Interference_postQuantum dots in cavities have been shown to be very bright sources of indistinguishable single photons. Yet the quantum interference between two such bright quantum dot sources, a critical step for photon-based quantum computation, still needs to be investigated. We have reported on such a measurement, taking advantage of a deterministic fabrication of the QD-cavity devices. We show that cavity quantum electrodynamics can efficiently improve the quantum interference between remote quantum dot sources: Poorly indistinguishable photons can still interfere with good contrast with high quality photons emitted by a source in the strong Purcell regime. Our measurements and calculations show that cavity quantum electrodynamics is a powerful tool for interconnecting several quantum dot devices.