3 years ago

On-chip excitation of single germanium-vacancies in nanodiamonds embedded in plasmonic waveguides.

Valery A. Davydov, Viatcheslav N. Agafonov, Liudmila F. Kulikova, Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Shailesh Kumar, Hamidreza Siampour

Monolithic integration of quantum emitters in nanoscale plasmonic circuitry requires low-loss plasmonic configurations capable of confining light well below the diffraction limit. We demonstrate on-chip remote excitation of nanodiamond-embedded single quantum emitters by plasmonic modes of dielectric ridges atop colloidal silver crystals. The nanodiamonds are produced to incorporate single germanium-vacancy (GeV) centers, providing bright, spectrally narrow and stable single-photon sources suitable for highly integrated circuits. Using electron-beam lithography with hydrogen silsesquioxane (HSQ) resist, dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguides (DLSPPWs) are fabricated on single crystalline silver plates so as to contain those of spin-casted nanodiamonds that are found to feature appropriate single GeV centers. The low-loss plasmonic configuration enabled the 532 nm pump laser light to propagate on-chip in the DLSPPW and reach to an embedded nanodiamond where a single GeV center is incorporated. The remote GeV emitter is thereby excited and coupled to spatially confined DLSPPW modes with an outstanding figure-of-merit of 180 due to a ~6-fold Purcell enhancement, ~56% coupling efficiency and ~33 {\mu}m transmission length, revealing the potential of our approach for on-chip realization of nanoscale functional quantum devices.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.10106

DOI: arXiv:1801.10106v1

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