Lecture: Measuring photon non-classicality using quantum-dot light sources

03.04.2017, 10:30

Prof. Glenn Solomon, Joint Quantum Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology & University of Maryland, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

Time, place:
Monday, 3rd April 2017, 10:30h
Seminar Room A1.500, MPL, Staudtstr. 2, 91058 Erlangen


Quantum light sources are often characterized by their intensity and their non-classicality. In turn, the non-classicality can be characterized by the state statistics; for instance, the single-photon purity, and the indistinguishability of replicas of the state. Thus, three parameters are evaluated (intensity, statical state distribution and indistinguishability) and this generally requires two or more measurements. I will discuss how these measurements can be made simultaneously with number-resolving detectors or several single-photon detectors. These measurements are made with a semiconductor quantum dot light source. We make these light sources and I will discuss their general properties.