Highly pure single photon emission from spectrally uniform surface-curvature directed mesa top single quantum dot ordered array
Realizing ordered and spectrally uniform single photon source arrays integrable on-chip with light manipulating elements in a scalable architecture lies at the core of building monolithic quantum optical circuits (QOCs). We demonstrate here a spatially ordered 5 × 8 array of surface-curvature driven mesa-top GaAs(001)/InGaAs/GaAs single quantum dots (MTSQDs) that exhibit highly pure (∼99%) single photon emission as deduced from the measured g (2) (0) < 0.02 at 9.4 K. Polarization-independent and polarization-resolved high resolution photoluminescence measurements show that these ordered and spectrally uniform QDs have neutral exciton emission with an intrinsic linewidth ∼ 10 μeV and a fine structure splitting <10 μeV, an important figure of merit for the use of QDs in QOCs. The findings point to the high potential of using such MTSQD based single photon source arrays as a promising platform for on-chip scalable integration with light manipulating units (connected resonant cavity, waveguide, beam splitter, etc.) to enable constructing QOCs.