We found that GaAs surface passivation is key to minimize losses in a gated semiconductor microcavity and thus increase its quality factor by almost two orders of magnitude. The procedure not only eliminates a Franz-Keldysh-like surface loss inherent to gated semiconductor microcavities, but also mitigates the effect of surface scattering due to roughness. We elucidate
Nadine Leisgang was featured by NCCR (National Centres of Competence in Research) in their new campaign #NCCRWomen. In the video, Nadine explains a bit about her work as a physicist at the University of Basel and her motivation to do science. Congratulations! Read more here: https://nccr-qsit.ethz.ch/equal-opportunity/NCCRWomen_campaign.html Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eaSz3fry84
In our recent publication in Nature Nanotechnology we present the results of our record-breaking single photon source. The source, based on InAs quantum dots coupled in a carefully designed open-access microcavity, is able to emit up to 1 billion single photons per second with an end-to-end efficiency of 57%. Furthermore, photons present high single-photon purity
In our recent paper, we have shown that interlayer excitons in bilayer MoS2 exhibit both a high oscillator strength and highly tunable energies in an applied electric field. Owing to this very large tunability, we were able to optically probe the interaction between intra- and interlayer excitons as they were energetically tuned into resonance. These
Daniel Najer was one of the 5 young scientists to win the Swiss Nanotechnology PhD award. The prize is awarded by the company Bühler for Daniel’s publication on an efficient light-matter interface, coupling a semiconductor QD strongly to an optical microcavity. Congratulations! Read more here: https://nanoscience.ch/en/2020/07/15/five-awards-for-young-scientists/
Our work reporting evidence of a first-order magnetic phase transition in a gated two-dimensional semiconductor, monolayer-MoS2, has been published in Physical Review Letters.
A coherent exchange of a single energy quantum between an “atom” (in our case a gated InAs quantum dot) and an optical cavity has been reported by our group in Nature. We achieve an atom-cavity Cooperativity of 150, and probe the transitions between singly and doubly excited photon-atom system using photon-statistics spectroscopy.
We report at AIP Advances the observation of optical Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) in Single-Layer Indium Selenide (InSe) and demonstrate that the SHG technique can also be applied to encapsulated samples to probe their crystal orientation.
Our Post-doctoral research, Tomek, has been awarded a Marie-Skłdowska-Curie Individual Fellowship! Tomek’s project, entitled “High-Frequency Spin Entanglement Generation in Diamond” (Hi-FrED) aims at establishing the Nitrogen-Vacancy center in diamond not only as spin-coherent, but also as an optically-coherent efficient emitter of single photons. More details about the project, starting in September 2019, can be found
Host: Prof. Dr. Richard J. Warburton, in collaboration with the Quantum Sensing group (prof. Patrick Maletinsky) and the Nano-phononics group (prof. Ilaria Zardo) Fellow: Dr. Tomasz Jakubczyk Core participants: Viktoria Yurgens, Sigurd Flågan, Brendan Shields The ultimate goal of the project is to achieve high-frequency generation of spin-spin entanglement in spatially separated nitrogen vacancy (NV)