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Super-poissonian light statistics from individual silicon vacancy centers coupled to a laser-written diamond waveguide

Koch, Michael K., Hoese, Michael, Bharadwaj, Vibhav, Lang, Johannes, Hadden, John P. ORCID:, Ramponi, Roberta, Jelezko, Fedor, Eaton, Shane M. and Kubanek, Alexander 2022. Super-poissonian light statistics from individual silicon vacancy centers coupled to a laser-written diamond waveguide. ACS Photonics 9 (10) , pp. 3366-3373. 10.1021/acsphotonics.2c00774

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Modifying light fields at the single-photon level is a key challenge for upcoming quantum technologies and can be realized in a scalable manner through integrated quantum photonics. Laser-written diamond photonics offers 3D fabrication capabilities and large mode-field diameters matched to fiber optic technology, though limiting the cooperativity at the single-emitter level. To realize large coupling efficiencies, we combine excitation of single shallow-implanted silicon vacancy centers via high numerical aperture optics with detection assisted by laser-written type-II waveguides. We demonstrate single-emitter extinction measurements with a cooperativity of 0.0050 and a relative beta factor of 13%. The transmission of resonant photons reveals single-photon subtraction from a quasi-coherent field resulting in super-Poissonian light statistics. Our architecture enables light field engineering in an integrated design on the single quantum level although the intrinsic cooperativity is low. Laser-written structures can be fabricated in three dimensions and with a natural connectivity to optical fiber arrays.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: American Chemical Society
ISSN: 2330-4022
Funders: European Commission H2020 Marie Curie ITN project LasIonDef
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 October 2022
Date of Acceptance: 14 September 2022
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 15:17

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