Quantum Communication Systems


This page presents the publications of Quantum Communication Systems group in the form of articles in scientific journals, book contributions and patents, as well as conference papers. The table below summarizes the publication statistics of the junior research group leader Dr. Tobias Heindel.

Refereed Journal Papers58 (2x Nat. Commun., 1x npj Quantum Inf., 1x PRL, 18x APL, ...)
Invited Talks38 (at Conferences (16), Summer/Grad Schools, Seminars (15), etc.)
Book Chapters3 (Springer 2017, 2x Springer 2020)
h-Index31 (Google Scholar → Profile)
Citations3015 (Google Scholar)

Journal Articles


Gao, Timm; Helversen, Martin von; Antón-Solanas, Carlos; Schneider, Christian; Heindel, Tobias
Atomically-thin single-photon sources for quantum communication
npj 2D Materials and Applications, 7 (1) :4


Michl, J.; Palekar, C. C.; Tarasenko, S. A.; Lohof, F.; Gies, C.; Helversen, M.; Sailus, R.; Tongay, S.; Taniguchi, T.; Watanabe, K.; Heindel, T.; Rosa, B.; Rödel, M.; Shubina, T.; Höfling, S.; Reitzenstein, S.; Antón-Solanas, C.; Schneider, C.
Intrinsic circularly polarized exciton emission in a twisted van der Waals heterostructure
Phys. Rev. B, 105 :L241406
June 2022
Publisher: American Physical Society
Gao, T.; Rickert, L.; Urban, F.; Große, J.; Srocka, N.; Rodt, S.; Musiał, A.; Żołnacz, K.; Mergo, P.; Dybka, K.; Urbańczyk, W.; Sȩk, G.; Burger, S.; Reitzenstein, S.; Heindel, T.
A quantum key distribution testbed using a plug\&play telecom-wavelength single-photon source
Applied Physics Reviews, 9 (1) :011412
Gao, T.; Helversen, M.; Antón-Solanas, C.; Schneider, C.; Heindel, T.
Atomically-thin Single-photon Sources for Quantum Communication
npj 2D Materials & Applications :in-print
Rickert, L.; Betz, F.; Plock, M.; Burger, S.; Heindel, T.
High-performance designs for fiber-pigtailed quantum-light sources based on quantum dots in electrically-controlled circular Bragg gratings
arXiv :2212.04883
Vajner, D. A.; Rickert, L.; Gao, T.; Kaymazlar, K.; Heindel, T.
Quantum Communication Using Semiconductor Quantum Dots
Advanced Quantum Technologies, 2100116 :https://doi.org/10.1002/qute.202100116


Bracht, T. K.; Cosacchi, M.; Seidelmann, T.; Cygorek, M.; Vagov, A.; Axt, V. M.; Heindel, T.; Reiter, D. E.
Swing-Up of Quantum Emitter Population Using Detuned Pulses
PRX Quantum, 2 :040354
December 2021
Publisher: American Physical Society
Rickert, L.; Schröder, F.; Gao, T.; Schneider, C.; Höfling, S.; Heindel, T.
Fiber-pigtailing quantum-dot cavity-enhanced light emitting diodes
Applied Physics Letters, 119 (13) :131104
Michl, J.; Tarasenko, S. A.; Lohof, F.; Gies, G.; Helversen, M.; Sailus, R.; Tongay, S.; Taniguchi, T.; Watanabe, K.; Heindel, T.; Reitzenstein, S.; Shubina, T.; Höfling, S.; Antón-Solanas, C.; Schneider, C.
Intrinsic circularly-polarized exciton emission in a twisted van-der-Waals heterostructure
arXiv :2105.09948


Georgieva, H.; López, M.; Hofer, H.; Christinck, J.; Rodiek, B.; Schnauber, P.; Kaganskiy, A.; Heindel, T.; Rodt, S.; Reitzenstein, S.; Kück, S.
Radiometric characterization of a triggered narrow-bandwidth single-photon source and its use for the calibration of silicon single-photon avalanche detectors
Metrologia, 57 (5) :055001
September 2020
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Kupko, T.; Helversen, M.; Rickert, L.; Schulze, J.-H.; Strittmatter, A.; Gschrey, M.; Rodt, S.; Reitzenstein, S.; Heindel, T.
Tools for the performance optimization of single-photon quantum key distribution
npj Quantum Information, 6 (1) :29
March 2020
Schmidt, M.; Helversen, M.; Fischbach, S.; Kaganskiy, A.; Schmidt, R.; Schliwa, A.; Heindel, T.; Rodt, S.; Reitzenstein, S.
Deterministically fabricated spectrally-tunable quantum dot based single-photon source
Optical Materials Express, 10 (1) :76
Publisher: The Optical Society
Rodt, S.; Reitzenstein, S.; Heindel, T.
Deterministically fabricated solid-state quantum-light sources
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 32 :153003
January 2020
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Srocka, N.; Mrowinski, P.; Große, J.; Helversen, M.; Heindel, T.; Rodt, S.; Reitzenstein, S.
Deterministically fabricated quantum dot single-photon source emitting indistinguishable photons in the telecom O-band
Applied Physics Letters, 116 (23) :231104


Rickert, L.; Kupko, T.; Rodt, S.; Reitzenstein, S.; Heindel, T.
Optimized designs for telecom-wavelength quantum light sources based on hybrid circular Bragg gratings
Optics Express, 27 (25) :36824
December 2019
Publisher: The Optical Society
Bremer, L.; Fischbach, S.; Park, S.-I.; Rodt, S.; Song, J.-D.; Heindel, T.; Reitzenstein, S.
Cesium-Vapor-Based Delay of Single Photons Emitted by Deterministically Fabricated Quantum Dot Microlenses
Advanced Quantum Technologies :1900071
September 2019
Publisher: Wiley
Helversen, M.; Böhm, J.; Schmidt, M.; Gschrey, M.; J, -H; Schulze ; Strittmatter, A.; Rodt, S.; Beyer, J.; Heindel, T.; Reitzenstein, S.
Quantum Metrology of Solid-State Single-Photon Sources using Photon-Number-Resolving Detectors
New Journal of Physics, 21 :035007
February 2019
Publisher: IOP Publishing


Schmidt, M.; Helversen, M.; López, M.; Gericke, F.; Schlottmann, E.; Heindel, T.; Kück, S.; Reitzenstein, S.; Beyer, J.
Photon-Number-Resolving Transition-Edge Sensors for the Metrology of Quantum Light Sources
Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 193 :1243
May 2018
ISSN: 1573-7357
Schnauber, P.; Schall, J.; Bounouar, S.; Höhne, T.; Park, S.-I.; Ryu, G.-H.; Heindel, T.; Burger, S.; Song, J.-D.; Rodt, S.; Reitzenstein, S.
Deterministic Integration of Quantum Dots into on-Chip Multimode Interference Beamsplitters Using in Situ Electron Beam Lithography
Nano Lett., 18 (4) :2336–2342
April 2018
Kaganskiy, A.; Fischbach, S.; Strittmatter, A.; Rodt, S.; Heindel, T.; Reitzenstein, S.
Enhancing the photon-extraction efficiency of site-controlled quantum dots by deterministically fabricated microlenses
Optics Communications, 413 :162–166
April 2018
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Schlehahn, A.; Fischbach, S.; Schmidt, R.; Kaganskiy, A.; Strittmatter, A.; Rodt, S.; Heindel, T.; Reitzenstein, S.
A stand-alone fiber-coupled single-photon source
Scientific Reports, 8 (1) :1340
ISSN: 2045-2322
Gericke, F.; Segnon, M.; Helversen, M.; Hopfmann, C.; Heindel, T.; Schneider, C.; Höfling, S.; Kamp, M.; Musiał, A.; Porte, X.; Gies, C.; Reitzenstein, S.
Controlling the gain contribution of background emitters in few-quantum-dot microlasers
New Journal of Physics, 20 (2) :023036
Kaganskiy, A.; Gericke, F.; Heuser, T.; Heindel, T.; Porte, X.; Reitzenstein
Micropillars with a controlled number of site-controlled quantum dots
Applied Physics Letters, 112 (7) :071101


Gies, C.; Gericke, F.; Gartner, P.; Holzinger, S.; Hopfmann, C.; Heindel, T.; Wolters, J.; Schneider, C.; Florian, M.; Jahnke, F.; Höfling, S.; Kamp, M.; Reitzenstein, S.
Strong light-matter coupling in the presence of lasing
Phys. Rev. A, 96 :023806
August 2017
Publisher: American Physical Society
Heindel, T.; Thoma, A.; Helversen, M.; Schmidt, M.; Schlehahn, A.; Gschrey, M.; Schnauber, P.; Schulze, J.-H.; Strittmatter, A.; Beyer, J.; Rodt, S.; Carmele, A.; Knorr, A.; Reitzenstein, S.
A bright triggered twin-photon source in the solid state
Nature Communications, 8 :14870
April 2017
Publisher: The Author(s)

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Book Chapters & Patents


  • U. W. Pohl, A. Strittmatter, A. Schliwa, M. Lehmann, T. Niermann, T. Heindel, S. Reitzenstein, M. Kantner, U. Bandelow, T. Koprucki, und H.-J. Wünsche: Stressor-Induced Site Control of Quantum Dots for Single-Photon Sources, published in „Semiconductor Nanophotonics“, Springer 2020, ISBN: 978-3-030-35655-2, edited by M. Kneissl, A. Knorr, S. Reitznstein, and A. Hoffmann Link to Book
  • S. Rodt, P.-I. Schneider, L. Zschiedrich, T. Heindel, S. Bounouar, M. Kantner, T. Koprucki, U. Bandelow, S. Burger, und S. Reitzenstein: Deterministic Quantum Devices for Optical Quantum Communication, erschienen in „Semiconductor Nanophotonics“, Springer 2020, ISBN: 978-3-030-35655-2, edited by M. Kneissl, A. Knorr, S. Reitznstein, and A. Hoffmann Link to Book
  • T. Heindel, S. Rodt, und S. Reitzenstein: Single-Photon Sources Based on Deterministic Quantum-Dot Microlenses, published in „Quantum Dots for Quantum Information Technologies“, Page 199 - 232, Springer 2017, ISBN: 978-3-319-56377-0, edited by P. Michler Link to Book


  • A. Schlehahn, T. Heindel, S. Rodt, and S. Reitzenstein: Optoelectronic Device, EP3088927 A1, US9599782 B2, March2017 Link to Patent

Selected Conference Paper

  • Lucas Rickert, Timm Gao, Felix Urban, Jan Große, Nicole Srocka, Sven Rodt, Anna Musiał, Kinga Żołnacz, Paweł Mergo, Kamil Dybka, Wacław Urbańczyk, Grzegorz Sęk, Sven Burger, Stephan Reitzenstein, Tobias Heindel: A Plug&Play Telecom-Wavelength Single-Photon Source for Quantum Key Distribution, Quantum 2.0 2022, Paper QTu4C.6.
  • L. Rickert, T. Gao, F. Urban, J. Große, N. Srocka, S. Rodt, A. Musiał, K. Żołnacz, P. Mergo, K. Dybka, W. Urbańczyk, G. Sęk, S. Burger, S. Reitzenstein, T. Heindel: A Quantum Key Distribution Testbed Using Plug&Play Telecom-Wavelength Single-Photons, Quantum Information and Measurement (QIM) Conference 2022, DOI:10.1364/QIM.2021.M2C.1.
  • T. Heindel, A. Thoma, M. von Helversen, M. Schmidt, A. Schlehahn, M. Gschrey, P. Schnauber, J.-H. Schulze, A. Strittmatter, J. Beyer, S. Rodt, A. Carmele, A. Knorr, und S. Reitzenstein: A bright triggered twin-photon source in the solid state, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC) 2017, DOI:10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2017.8087338.
  • T. Heindel, M. Rau, S. Unsleber, T. Braun, J. Fischer, C. Schneider, S. Frick, S. Nauerth, G. Vest, S. Reitzenstein, A. Forchel, S. Höfling, H. Weinfurter, und M. Kamp: Free Space Quantum Key Distribution over 500 Meters using Electrically Triggered Quantum Dot Single-Photon Sources, Quantum Information and Measurement (QIM) Conference 2014, QW3A. 4, DOI:10.1364/QIM.2014.QW3A.4.
  • T. Heindel, C. Schneider, M. Lermer, S. Höfling, S. Reitzenstein, L. Worschech, und A. Forchel: Highly efficient electrically triggered quantum dot micropillar single photon source, Journal of Physics Conference Series 09/2010; 245(1), DOI:10.1088/1742-6596/245/1/012005.