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Novel single photon sources for new generation of quantum communications

Project Member(s): Aharonovich, I.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Start year: 2015

Summary: Securing global information transfer is one of the most urgent goals in our society. While classical encryption algorithms are robust, they are subject to sophisticated eavesdropping and security breaches. This project aims to develop ideal single photon sources that will be used as building blocks for quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution. Several platforms including color centers in diamond and silicon carbide will be investigated. Employing single photon sources will enable encoding the information into individual photons that cannot be cloned or breached, as governed by the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics. The outcomes of the project will establish a new generation of building blocks for communication channels and enable absolutely secured information transfer between distant nodes


Tran, TT, Choi, S, Scott, JA, Xu, Z, Zheng, C, Seniutinas, G, Bendavid, A, Fuhrer, MS, Toth, M & Aharonovich, I 2017, 'Room‐Temperature Single‐Photon Emission from Oxidized Tungsten Disulfide Multilayers', Advanced Optical Materials, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 1600939-1600939.
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Kianinia, M, Tawfik, SA, Regan, B, Tran, TT, Ford, MJ, Aharonovich, I & Toth, M 2016, 'Robust Solid State Quantum System Operating at 800 K', ACS Photonics, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 768-773.
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Elbadawi, C, Tran, TT, Shimoni, O, Totonjian, D, Lobo, CJ, Grosso, G, Moon, H, Englund, DR, Ford, MJ, Aharonovich, I & Toth, M 1970, 'Ultra-bright emission from hexagonal boron nitride defects as a new platform for bio-imaging and bio-labelling', SPIE Proceedings, SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia, SPIE, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA.
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Tran, TT, Bray, K, Ford, MJ, Toth, M & Aharonovich, I 2015, 'Quantum Emission From Hexagonal Boron Nitride Monolayers', 2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 37-41.
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Keywords: infrared quantum emitters, diamond and silicon carbide

FOR Codes: Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences, Photonics, Optoelectronics and Optical Communications, Photonics, optoelectronics and optical communications