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Monolithic Platform for Integrated Quantum Photonics with Hexagonal Boron Nitride
preprintposted on 2023-03-08, 17:01 authored by Milad Nonahal, Chi Li, Haoran Ren, Lesley Spencer, Mehran Kianinia, Milos Toth, Igor Aharonovich
Integrated quantum photonics (IQP) provides a path to practical, scalable quantum computation, communications and information processing. Realization of an IQP platform requires integration of quantum emitters with high quality photonic circuits. However, the range of materials for monolithic platforms is limited by the simultaneous need for a high-quality single photon source, high optical performance and availability of scalable nanofabrication techniques. Here we demonstrate the fabrication of IQP components from the recently emerged quantum material hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), including tapered waveguides, microdisks, and 1D and 2D photonic crystal cavities. Resonators with quality factors greater than 4000 are achieved, and we engineer proof-of-principle complex, free-standing IQP circuitry fabricated from single crystal hBN. Our results show the potential of hBN for scalable integrated quantum technologies.