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Opt Express. 2009 Jul 6;17(14):11505-14.

Macroscopic entanglement and violation of Bell's inequalities between two spatially separated quantum dots in a planar photonic crystal system.

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Department of Physics, Queen's University Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada.


We present and apply a medium-dependent quantum optics formalism for describing the exciton dynamics of two spatially-separated quantum dots on-chip, in the regime of coupled-cavity quantum electrodynamics. With each dot placed in a spatially-separated cavity and coupled through a periodic waveguide channel, the quantum dot excitons behave as a composite entangled pair, exhibiting pronounced entanglement over distances of 300 microm and more. The computed light spectra above the two cavities show clear signatures of pronounced photon coupling including increased vacuum Rabi splitting and cavity-induced transmission and absorption. The macroscopic entanglement is confirmed by investigating the Bell inequality, which is shown to be violated for hundreds of picoseconds.

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