Plasmon-atom coupling for suppression of spontaneous emission Conference Paper uri icon


  • 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.

name of conference

  • Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics III

published proceedings

  • Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics III

author list (cited authors)

  • Deng, Z. J., Shin, C. S., & Hemmer, P. R.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Deng, ZJ||Shin, CS||Hemmer, PR

editor list (cited editors)

  • Hemmer, P. R., Gea-Banacloche, J. R., Heszler, Sr., P., & Zubairy, M. S.

publication date

  • May 2005