Nanomembranes are thin, transferable and can be shaped into almost arbitrary geometries. We embed high quality quantum emitters into III-V semiconductor nanomembranes and transfer them onto piezoelectric substrate actuators. By applying external piezoelectric stress, the quantum properties of single photon emitters can be accurately tuned and major steps towards a viable quantum communication technology have been reached. We also strain engineer thin SiOx based nanomembranes and shape them into fully integratable microtubular microcavities. These novel microarchitectures show photonic spin-orbit coupling, controlled coupling of surface plasmons to optical resonator modes as well as a high compatibility to new 3D integration schemes.
Oliver G Schmidt, "Inorganic nanomembranes for quantum photonics and optoplasmonics (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10115, Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics X, 1011506 (Presented at SPIE OPTO: January 29, 2017; Published: 15 August 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2251383.5395719090001.
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