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Purcell enhancement of erbium ions in TiO$_{2}$ on silicon nanocavities
【Abstract】 Isolated solid-state atomic defects with telecom optical transitions are ideal quantum photon emitters and spin qubits for applications in long-distance quantum communication networks. Prototypical telecom defects such as erbium suffer from poor photon emission rates, requiring photonic enhancement using resonant optical cavities. Many of the traditional hosts for erbium ions are not amenable to direct incorporation with existing integrated photonics platforms, limiting scalable fabrication of qubit-based devices. Here we present a scalable approach towards CMOS-compatible telecom qubits by using erbium-doped titanium dioxide thin films grown atop silicon-on-insulator substrates. From this heterostructure, we have fabricated one-dimensional photonic crystal cavities demonstrating quality factors in excess of $5\times10^{4}$ and corresponding Purcell-enhanced optical emission rates of the erbium ensembles in excess of 200. This easily fabricated materials platform represents an important step towards realizing telecom quantum memories in a scalable qubit architecture compatible with mature silicon technologies.
【Author】 Dibos, Alan M., Solomon, Michael T., Sullivan, Sean E., Singh, Manish K., Sautter, Kathryn E., Horn, Connor P., Grant, Gregory D., Lin, Yulin, Wen, Jianguo, Heremans, F. Joseph, Guha, Supratik, Awschalom, David D.
【Journal】 arxiv(IF:1) Time:2022-04-22
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