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Title: Photon antibunching in single-walled carbon nanotubes at telecommunication wavelengths and room temperature

We investigated the photoluminescence of individual air-suspended single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) from 6 to 300‚ÄČK. Time-resolved and antibunching measurements over the telecommunication wavelength range were performed using a superconducting single-photon detector. We detected moderate temperature independent antibunching behavior over the whole temperature range studied. To investigate the exciton dynamics, which is responsible for the antibunching behavior, we measured excitation-power and temperature dependence of the photoluminescence spectra and lifetime decay curves. These measurements suggested an exciton confinement effect that is likely caused by high-dielectric amorphous carbon surrounding the SWNTs. These results indicate that SWNTs are good candidates for light sources in quantum communication technologies operating in the telecommunication wavelength range and at room temperature.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics, Keio University, Yokohama 223-8522 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22395769
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; CARBON NANOTUBES; DIAGRAMS; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; EXCITATION; LIFETIME; LIGHT SOURCES; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; PHOTONS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0000-0013 K; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0013-0065 K; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0065-0273 K; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; TIME RESOLUTION; WAVELENGTHS