Quantum optics with surface plasmons. Academic Article uri icon


  • We describe a technique that enables strong, coherent coupling between individual optical emitters and guided plasmon excitations in conducting nanostructures at optical frequencies. We show that under realistic conditions optical emission can be almost entirely directed into the plasmon modes. As an example, we describe an application of this technique involving efficient generation of single photons on demand, in which the plasmon is efficiently outcoupled to a dielectric waveguide.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Chang, D. E., Srensen, A. S., Hemmer, P. R., & Lukin, M. D.

citation count

  • 700

complete list of authors

  • Chang, DE||Sørensen, AS||Hemmer, PR||Lukin, MD

publication date

  • August 2006