Limits for quantum networks with semiconductor entangled photon sources

verfasst von
Jingzhong Yang, Michael Zopf, Pengji Li, Nand Lal Sharma, Weijie Nie, Frederik Benthin, Tom Fandrich, Eddy Patrick Rugeramigabo, Caspar Hopfmann, Robert Keil, Oliver G. Schmidt, Fei Ding

Semiconductor quantum dots are promising constituents for future quantum communication. Although deterministic, fast, efficient, coherent, and pure emission of entangled photons has been realized, implementing a practical quantum network remains outstanding. Here we explore the limits for sources of polarization-entangled photons from the commonly used biexciton-exciton cascade. We stress the necessity of tuning the exciton fine structure, and explain why the often observed time evolution of photonic entanglement in quantum dots is not applicable for large quantum networks. The consequences of device fabrication, dynamic tuning techniques and statistical effects for practical network applications are investigated. We identify the critical device parameters and present a numerical model for benchmarking the device scalability in order to bring the realization of distributed semiconductor-based quantum networks one step closer to reality.

Abt. Atomare und molekulare Strukturen (ATMOS)
Institut für Festkörperphysik
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https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2109.06742 (Zugang: Offen)