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The analogue quantum mechanical of plasmonic atoms
Author(s): R. A. Alves; Nuno A. Silva; J. C. Costa; M. Gomes; A. Guerreiro
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Paper Abstract

Localized plasmons in metallic nanostructures present strong analogies with Quantum Mechanical problems of particles trapped in potential wells. In this paper we take this analogy further using the Madelung Formalism of Quantum Mechanics to express the fluid equations describing the charge density of the conduction electrons and corresponding interaction with light in terms of an effective generalized Non-linear Schr¨odinger equations. Within this context, it is possible to develop the analogy of a plasmonic atom and molecule that exhibits Rabi oscillations, Stark effect, among other Quantum Mechanical effects.

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Date Published: 22 August 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10453, Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 1045314 (22 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2272037
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R. A. Alves, INESC TEC (Portugal)
Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
Nuno A. Silva, INESC TEC (Portugal)
Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
J. C. Costa, INESC TEC (Portugal)
Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
M. Gomes, INESC TEC (Portugal)
Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
A. Guerreiro, INESC TEC (Portugal)
Univ. do Porto (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10453:
Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. M. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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