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A fiber-integrated single photon source emitting at telecom wavelengths
preprintposted on 2023-11-30, 17:56 authored by Chang-Min Lee, Mustafa Atabey Buyukkaya, Shahriar Aghaeimeibodi, Christopher J. K. Richardson, Edo Waks
Fiber-coupled single photon sources are essential components of photonics-based quantum information processors. Most fiber-coupled single photon sources require careful alignment between fibers and quantum emitters. In this work, we present an alignment-free fiber-integrated single photon source based on an InAs/InP quantum dot emitting at telecom wavelengths. We designed a nanobeam containing the quantum dots attached to a fiber taper. The adiabatic tapered coupler of the nanobeam enables efficient light coupling to the fiber taper. Using a tungsten probe in a focused ion beam system, we transferred the nanobeam to the fiber taper. The observed fiber-coupled single photon emission occurs with a brightness of 1.5% and purity of 86%. This device provides a building block for fiber-optic quantum circuits that have various applications, such as quantum communication and distributed quantum computing.