Important building block for quantum technologies identified
Photons, known as “flying qubits”, are the information carriers of choice for future quantum technologies. To be of practical use, the devices that produce them, Single Photon Emitters (SPE), need to be able to operate both at room temperature and at “telecom wavelength”, at the same time. Up until now this has proved challenging.
Now, using a semi-conductor material made from Gallium Nitride (GaN), collaborators at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) report, for the first time, the fabrication of an SPE that operates within both these criteria.
Professor Igor Aharonovich, deputy-director of the Institute for Biomedical Materials and Devices (IBMD), and an author on the paper published in Science Advances, says the identification of quantum emitters in a “technologically viable material” is an important step.
“This discovery will bring quantum technologies to reality much faster,” he says.
Read the full story in the Institute for Biomedical Materials and Devices news.