Color-Tunable Mixed-Cation Perovskite Single Photon Emitters
d’Amato, Marianna and Tan, Qi Ying and Glorieux, Quentin and Bramati, Alberto and Soci, Cesare

Quantum photonics technologies like wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) for high-rate quantum key distribution require narrowband, spectrally tunable single photon emitters. Physical methods that rely on the application of large mechanical strain to epitaxial quantum dots or electric and magnetic fields to color centers in 2D metal dichalcogenides provide limited spectral tunability. Here we adopt a chemical approach to synthesize a family of colloidal mixed-cation perovskite quantum dots (Cs1−xFAxPbBr3) that show highly photo-stable, compositionally tunable single photon emission at room temperature – spanning more than 30 nm in the visible wavelength spectral range. We find that, tailoring the stoichiometry of the organic formamidinium (FA) cation in all-inorganic cesium lead bromide (CsPbBr3) perovskite quantum dots detunes the electronic band structure while preserving their excellent single photon emission characteristics. We argue that the mixed-cation perovskite quantum dots studied in this work offer a new platform for the realization of color-tunable single photon emitters that could be readily integrated in a diversity of quantum photonic devices.