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Controlling the interaction of photons and single quantum systems in an optical microresonator
Author(s): Andreas M. Kern; Alexey I. Chizhik; Alfred J. Meixner
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Paper Abstract

Small optical microresonators are structures which confine light to volumes with dimensions on the order of one wavelength and provide an important means for controlling light-matter interaction in integrated optics. In this Paper, we would like to present our work on the study of the interaction of single quantum emitters or nanoparticles located in the confined optical field of a single-mode microresonator. The interaction possibilities between a general photonic system and a quantum system are discussed, with special focus on the effect of resonant microcavities. For the case of the optical microresonator used in our experiments, we present a model based on the transfer matrix method which can analytically describe the radiative enhancement of even complex resonator geometries. This allows not only the optimization of resonator geometries, but gives accurate information on the radiative processes occurring in the cavity, allowing the extraction of information normally inaccessible in optical measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8424, Nanophotonics IV, 84240E (16 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922989
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Andreas M. Kern, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
Alexey I. Chizhik, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
Alfred J. Meixner, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8424:
Nanophotonics IV
David L. Andrews; Jean-Michel Nunzi; Andreas Ostendorf, Editor(s)

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