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Single quantum emitters with spin ground states based on Cl bound excitons in ZnSe

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posted on 2023-01-10, 02:29 authored by Aziz Karasahin, Robert M. Pettit, Nils von den Driesch, Marvin Marco Jansen, Alexander Pawlis, Edo Waks
Defects in wide-bandgap semiconductors are promising qubit candidates for quantum communication and computation. Epitaxially grown II-VI semiconductors are particularly promising host materials due to their direct bandgap and potential for isotopic purification to a spin-zero nuclear background. Here, we show a new type of single photon emitter with potential electron spin qubit based on Cl impurities in ZnSe. We utilize a quantum well to increase the binding energies of donor emission and confirm single photon emission with short radiative lifetimes of 192 ps. Furthermore, we verify that the ground state of the Cl donor complex contains a single electron by observing two-electron satellite emission, leaving the electron in higher orbital states. We also characterize the Zeeman splitting of the exciton transition by performing polarization-resolved magnetic spectroscopy on single emitters. Our results suggest single Cl impurities are suitable as single photon source with potential photonic interface.



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