Single photons for optic fibers

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018

Jeff Thompson, assistant professor of electrical engineering, together with postdoctoral researcher Alan Dibos and graduate students Mouktik Raha and Christopher Phenicie, has published the first reported observation of photoluminescence from a single erbium ion. The work, entitled, "Atomic Source of Single Photons in the Telecom Band," was chosen as an Editor's Suggestion at Physical Review Letters:

https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.243601

more coverage at: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6398/142.4.full