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Light-controlled photon tunneling through nonlinear nanoholes
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Paper Abstract

Recent measurements of photon tunneling through nanoholes in a gold film covered with a layer of the nonlinear polymer polydiacetylene have provided strong evidence for “photon blockade” effects similar to the Coulomb blockade phenomena observed in single-electron tunneling experiments. We will report on the control of photon tunneling at one wavelength through nonlinear nanoholes by a second, different, wavelength. Our observations suggest the possibility of building a new class of “gated” photon tunneling devices for all-optical signal processing and computation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4999, Quantum Sensing: Evolution and Revolution from Past to Future, (1 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.479615
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Igor I. Smolyaninov, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Anatoly V. Zayats, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
Christopher C. Davis, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4999:
Quantum Sensing: Evolution and Revolution from Past to Future
Manijeh Razeghi; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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