Single photon sources (SPS) are crucial for quantum key distribution. Here we demonstrate a stable triggered SPS at 738 nm with linewidth less than 5 nm at room temperature based on a negatively charged single silicon vacancy color center. Thanks to the short photon duration of about 1.3-1.7 ns, by using high repetition pulsed excitation at 30 MHz, the triggered single photon source generates16.6 kcounts/s. And we discuss the feasibility of this triggered SPS in the application of quantum key distribution.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics