Room-Temperature Single-Photon Emission from Oxidized Tungsten Disulfide Multilayers

Toan Trong Tran, Sumin Choi, John A. Scott, Zai Quan Xu, Changxi Zheng, Gediminas Seniutinas, Avi Bendavid, Michael S. Fuhrer, Milos Toth, Igor Aharonovich

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Robust quantum emitters fabricated by thermal oxidation of tungsten disulfide multilayers are reported. The emitters show robust, optically stable, linearly polarized luminescence at room temperature, can be modeled using a three‐level system, and exhibit moderate bunching. Overall, the results provide important insights into understanding of defect formation and quantum emitter activation in two‐dimensional materials.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1600939
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2017


  • quantum emission
  • room temperature
  • single-photon emitters
  • thermal oxidation
  • tungsten disulfide

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