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Plasmon-atom coupling for suppression of spontaneous emission
Author(s): Zhijie Deng; Chang-Seok Shin; Philip R. Hemmer
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Paper Abstract

Enhancement and suppression of spontaneous emission is vital to both quantum optics research and optoelectronics industry. Surface plasmon has been known to feature such characteristics. Waveguide-coupled-atom systems are studied for this goal. The enhancement is proportional to a field focusing factor and inverse to the group velocity along the waveguide. Comparison is made to the Purcell factor. A numerical example shows a promising structure with a grating-coupled plasmonic waveguide, projecting an emission enhancement by 51 times in spite of heat dissipation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5842, Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics III, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.610957
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Zhijie Deng, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Chang-Seok Shin, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Philip R. Hemmer, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5842:
Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics III
Philip R. Hemmer; Julio R. Gea-Banacloche; Peter Heszler; M. Suhail Zubairy, Editor(s)

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