A single semiconductor quantum dot can be integrated in a high-quality optical micro cavity, which enables nearly perfect interaction with external propagating light fields due to cavity quantum electrodynamics effects. We will explain how the field polarization enters the interaction and how it can be used to manipulate the photon statistics of classical light efficiently. In particular, we show how very bright streams of single photons can be produced this way, a new kind of quantum light. Finally, we discuss the deterministic generation of many-photon quantum entanglement (cluster and graph states), which would enable quantum optics that does not require post-selection.
Pre-seminar will start at 10:30 AM.
We encourage those who have little experience with the topic to also attend the optional pre-seminar, in which important preliminaries will be discussed in an informal setting.