Optical-nanofiber-based interface for single molecules

Author(s)
Sarah M. Skoff, David Papencordt, Hardy Schauffert, Bernhard C. Bayer, Arno Rauschenbeutel
Abstract

Optical interfaces for quantum emitters are a prerequisite for implementing quantum networks. Here, we couple single molecules to the guided modes of an optical nanofiber. The molecules are embedded within a crystal that provides photostability and, due to the inhomogeneous broadening, a means to spectrally address single molecules. Single molecules are excited and detected solely via the nanofiber interface without the requirement of additional optical access. In this way, we realize a fully fiber-integrated system that is scalable and may become a versatile constituent for quantum hybrid systems.

Organisation(s)
Physics of Nanostructured Materials
External organisation(s)
Technische Universität Wien
Journal
Physical Review A
Volume
97
No. of pages
10
ISSN
2469-9926
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.97.043839
Publication date
04-2018
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
Optics, Spectroscopy, Atomic physics
Keywords
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/opticalnanofiberbased-interface-for-single-molecules(4fbfc2bf-96a3-4f6f-9af9-9440b32c0b60).html