Enhancing quantum cryptography with quantum dot single-photon sources

Quantum cryptography harnesses quantum light, in particular single photons, to provide security guarantees that cannot be reached by classical means. For each cryptographic task, the security feature of interest is directly related to the photons‘ non-classical properties. Quantum dot-based single-photon sources are remarkable candidates, as they can in principle emit…

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Numerical optimization of single-mode fiber-coupled single-photon sources based on semiconductor quantum dots

We perform extended numerical studies to maximize the overall photon coupling efficiency of fiber-coupled quantum dot single-photon sources emitting in the near-infrared and telecom regime. Using the finite element method, we optimize the photon extraction and fiber-coupling efficiency of quantum dot single-photon sources based on micromesas, microlenses, circular Bragg grating…

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