The light sources emitting nonclassical light such as single photons, entangled-photon pairs and squeezed photons are the key components of various quantum technologies including quantum computer, quantum communications and quantum metrology. In recent years, a self-assembled semiconductor quantum dot embedded in a cavity has emerged as a leading source of nonclassical light. In this talk, first I will briefly introduce the relevant concepts of cavity quantum electrodynamics. Then, I shall present our recent results on the generation of single photons and squeezed photons using the quantum dot cavity system. The possible immediate future research potential in this area shall also be described.
Dr. Parvendra Kumar completed his Ph.D. from IIT Guwahati in 2013. During 2013-2018, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Kyoto University, National Tsing Hua University and University of Delhi. Before Joining IIT Madras in May 2022, he was working as an Assistant Professor at Bhagini Nivedita College, University of Delhi. His area of research is quantum optics and research interests include cavity quantum electrodynamics, open quantum systems and coherent control.