Springer Theses

Nano-photonics in III-V Semiconductors for Integrated Quantum Optical Circuits

Authors: Wasley, Nicholas Andrew

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Sheffield, UK
  • Details current research at the forefront of experimental semiconductor physics, with applications in photonics and quantum information processing
  • Includes an insightful introduction to this experimental field written by a post-graduate researcher, for post-graduate researchers
  • Presents detailed descriptions of the micro-photoluminescence set-ups and optical spectroscopy experiments used to obtain the results discussed
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This thesis breaks new ground in the physics of photonic circuits for quantum optical applications. The photonic circuits are based either on ridge waveguides or photonic crystals, with embedded quantum dots providing the single qubit, quantum optical emitters. The highlight of the thesis is the first demonstration of a spin-photon interface using an all-waveguide geometry, a vital component of a quantum optical circuit, based on deterministic single photon emission from a single quantum dot. The work makes a further important contribution to the field by demonstrating the effects and limitations that inevitable disorder places on photon propagation in photonic crystal waveguides, a further key component of quantum optical circuits. Overall the thesis offers a number of highly novel contributions to the field; those on chip circuits may prove to be the only means of scaling up the highly promising quantum-dot-based quantum information technology.

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As a Manx Russell-Willis Scholar, Nicholas obtained an MPhys Physics degree with first class honours from the University of Manchester in 2009. He subsequently conducted PhD research in the Low Dimensional Structures and Devices group of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield under the supervision of Prof M. Skolnick (FRS), completing his thesis in January 2013. Nicholas has co-authored five peer-reviewed papers and presented work at a number of conferences including ICPS 2012 where he was nominated for the Young Scientist Best Paper Award. Nicholas currently works as a physicist for Sagentia in Harston, Cambridge.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wasley, Nicholas Andrew

    Pages 1-16

  • Experimental Methods

    Wasley, Nicholas Andrew

    Pages 17-30

  • Disorder Limited Photon Propagation and Anderson Localisation in Photonic Crystal Waveguides

    Wasley, Nicholas Andrew

    Pages 31-49

  • On-chip Interface for In-plane Polarisation Transfer for Quantum Information Processing

    Wasley, Nicholas Andrew

    Pages 51-68

  • Direct In-plane Readout of QD Spin

    Wasley, Nicholas Andrew

    Pages 69-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nano-photonics in III-V Semiconductors for Integrated Quantum Optical Circuits
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01514-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01514-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01513-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34883-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 129
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
Topics