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- Metamaterials for Information- and Computer Technologies of the Future — by viakhnine — last modified April 16, 2013 - 16:39
- For critical advances in optical and quantum computing, a stable, efficient, nano-sized source of single photons is required. Diamond nano-crystals with embedded Nitrogen-Vacancy crystal-lattice defects (NV-centers) are recognized as strong candidates to fulfill this need. A promising way of increasing the rate of single-photon emission by NV-centers is to couple them with a hyperbolic metamaterial (HMM) which, due to its high photonic density of states, enhances the interaction of NV-centers with light. Nano-antennas and nano-waveguides will help to effectively collect the emitted photons, route them with nano-meter precision, and feed them into optical communication channels.
- Photons on demand — by viakhnine — last modified September 07, 2013 - 11:04
- A recently established R&D Company - Photonic Nano-Meta Technologies, LLC (PNMT) - is developing a single-photon source for applications in biology, spectroscopy, materials science, and quantum information processing. Certain key sub-tasks of the project (such as development of a prototype single-photon emission and detection system) have now been accomplished. PNMT invites laser manufacturers for collaboration in development of a commercial suite of optical instruments that will consist of a pulsed laser, a single-photon generator, and a single-photon detector.