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Chin. Phys. B, 2018, Vol. 27(2): 020307    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/27/2/020307
Special Issue: TOPICAL REVIEW — Solid-state quantum information processing
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Entangled-photons generation with quantum dots

Yuan Li(李远)1, Fei Ding(丁飞)1,2, Oliver G Schmidt1
1. Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, IFW Dresden, Helmholtzstraße 20, 01069 Dresden, Germany;
2. Institute for Solid State Physics, Leibniz University of Hannover, Appelstraße 2, 30167 Hannover, Germany

Entanglement between particles is a crucial resource in quantum information processing, an important example of which is the exploitation of entangled photons in quantum communication protocols. Among the different available sources of entangled photons, semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) excel owing to their deterministic emission properties, potential for electrical injections, and direct compatibility with semiconductor manufacturing techniques. Despite the great promises, QD-based sources are far from being ideal. In particular, such sources present several critical issues, which require the overcoming of challenges pertaining to spectral tunability, entanglement fidelity, photon indistinguishability and brightness. In this article, we will discuss the potential solutions to these problems and review the recent progress in the field.

Keywords:  quantum information      entangled-photon source      quantum dots  
Received:  28 September 2017      Revised:  12 January 2018      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  03.67.Hk (Quantum communication)  
  03.67.Bg (Entanglement production and manipulation)  
  73.21.La (Quantum dots)  
Corresponding Authors:  Fei Ding     E-mail:
About author:  03.67.Hk; 03.67.Bg; 73.21.La

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Yuan Li(李远), Fei Ding(丁飞), Oliver G Schmidt Entangled-photons generation with quantum dots 2018 Chin. Phys. B 27 020307

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