Two-color antibunching from band-gap engineered colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals

Zvicka Deutsch, Osip Schwartz, Ron Tenne, Ronit Popovitz-Biro, Dan Oron

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Photon antibunching is ubiquitously observed in light emitted from quantum systems but is usually associated only with the lowest excited state of the emitter. Here, we devise a fluorophore that upon photoexcitation emits in either one of two distinct colors but exhibits strong antibunching between the two. This work demonstrates the possibility of creating room-temperature quantum emitters with higher complexity than effective two level systems via colloidal synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2948-2952
Number of pages5
JournalNano letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 13 2012


  • Auger recombination
  • Quantum dots
  • antibunching
  • colloidal synthesis
  • dual-emission
  • multiexcitons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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