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Light-matter interaction in planar plasmonic and metamaterial systems: equilibrium and non-equilibrium effects (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Kurt Busch
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Paper Abstract

Certain plasmonic and derived systems such as hyperbolic metamaterials promise large and broadband enhancements of the photonic density of states which, in turn, lead to corresponding enhancements of light-matter interaction. In this talk, recent theoretical advances regarding the most simple settings, i.e., planar materials and one- and zero-photon effects (spontaneous emission, Casimir-Polder force, and quantum friction) will be discussed with an emphasis regarding the appropriateness of different material models [1,2] and the validity of certain approximation schemes such as the Markov and the local thermal equilibrium approximation [3,4,5]. [1] F. Intravaia and K. Busch, Phys. Rev. A 91, 053836 (2015) [2] D. Reiche et al., submitted [3] F. Intravaia et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 100402 (2016) [4] F. Intravaia et al., Phys. Rev. A 94, 042114 (2016) [5] D. Reiche et al., submitted

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Date Published: 8 June 2017
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 10227, Metamaterials XI, 1022707 (8 June 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2269074
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Kurt Busch, Humboldt Univ. Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10227:
Metamaterials XI
Vladimír Kuzmiak; Peter Markos; Tomasz Szoplik, Editor(s)

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