Electrically pumped single-photon sources in lateral p-i-n junctions

Xu, Xiulai; Williams, D. A.; Cleaver, J. R. A.
October 2004
Applied Physics Letters;10/11/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 15, p3238
Academic Journal
Electrically pumped single-photon sources using semiconductor quantum dots are of interest as they can be integrated with other semiconductor devices, using standard processing techniques. In this letter, we report electroluminescence from single quantum dots in a lateral p-i-n junction. Exciton and biexciton emission from a single quantum dot can be achieved under different electrical bias conditions. Antibunching effects from exciton and biexciton emission are observed using cw and pulsed electrical injection, indicating single-photon emission; this can be used for quantum information processing.


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