Entangled Photons From Composite Cascade Emitters

Derek S. Wang, Inci Anali, and Susanne F. Yelin

Optics Express 30 (2022) 11317–11330


One of the most versatile sources for entangled photons are emitters that interact via more than one tunable mechanism. Here, we demonstrate how hybridization and dipole-dipole interactions—potentially simultaneously available in colloidal quantum dots and molecular aggregates—leveraged in conjunction can couple simple, well understood emitters into composite emitters with flexible control over the level structure. We show that cascade decay through carefully designed level structures can result in emission of frequency-entangled photons with Bell states and three-photon GHZ states as example cases. These results pave the way toward rational design of quantum optical emitters of entangled photons.