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Our recent advances in solid-state cavity quantum electrodynamics and lasing oscillation in single quantum dot (QD)photonic crystal (PhC) nanocavity coupled systems are discussed. These include the fabrication of high-quality 2-D PhC nanocavities (Q >; 50 000), which enabled the generation of spontaneous two-photon emission from a single QD, and the realization of lasing oscillation with single QD gain in the strong coupling regime. Moreover, we have fabricated high-quality 3-D PhC nanocavities (Q ~ 38 500), which have facilitated the realization of both lasing oscillation and the Purcell effect. Lasing oscillation in a 1-D PhC nanobeam cavity with gain produced by a few QDs has also been demonstrated.
Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of (Volume:18 , Issue: 6 )
Date of Publication: Nov.-Dec. 2012