Entanglement and quantum optics with quantum dots

A. P. Burgers, J. R. Schaibley, D. G. Steel

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Quantum dots (QDs) exhibit many characteristics of simpler two-level (or few level) systems, under optical excitation. This makes atomic coherent optical spectroscopy theory and techniques well suited for understanding the behavior of quantum dots. Furthermore, the combination of the solid state nature of quantum dots and their close approximation to atomic systems makes them an attractive platform for quantum information based technologies. In this chapter, we will discuss recent studies using direct detection of light emitted from a quantum dot to investigate coherence properties and confirm entanglement between the emitted photon and an electron spin qubit confined to the QD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrom Atomic to Mesoscale
Subtitle of host publicationThe Role of Quantum Coherence in Systems of Various Complexities
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9789814678704
ISBN (Print)9789814678698
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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