Room temperature triggered single-photon source in the near infrared

E. Wu, J. R. Rabeau, G. Roger, F. Treussart, H. Zeng, P. Grangier, S. Prawer, J. F. Roch*

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We report the realization of a solid-state triggered single-photon source with narrow emission in the near infrared at room temperature. It is based on the photoluminescence of a single nickel-nitrogen NE8 colour centre in a chemical vapour deposited diamond nanocrystal. Stable single-photon emission has been observed in the photoluminescence under both continuous-wave and pulsed excitations. The realization of this source represents a step forward in the application of diamond-based single-photon sources to quantum key distribution (QKD) under practical operating conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number434
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2007


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