Photon statistics of a quantum emitter close to a lattice of plasmonic nanoparticles



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Carreño Sánchez, Fernando and Yannopapas, V. and Antón Revilla, Miguel Ángel and Paspalakis, Emmanuel (2019) Photon statistics of a quantum emitter close to a lattice of plasmonic nanoparticles. Physical review A, 100 (2). 023802. ISSN 1050-2947

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We study theoretically the statistics of photons generated by a quantum emitter located in the vicinity of a periodic plasmonic nanostructure. The presented formalism is based on a macroscopic QED formalism in conjunction with a density-matrix approach in order to obtain the second-order correlation function of the emitted photons accounting for the influence of the plasmonic environment. The metallic reservoir coupling is computed using Green's-function theory, which, for a periodic lattice of scatterers, is calculated by a multiple-scattering method. We show that the photon statistics and the antibunching of emitted photons depend very strongly on the orientation of the quantum emitter relative to the lattice, on the transition frequency of the emitter, on the intensity of the applied field, and on the geometrical parameters of the nanoparticles, such as the shell thickness.

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©2019 American Physical Society
Received 18 December 2018.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Photon statistics; Quantum foundations; Quantum optics; Quantum theory; Plasmonic nanoparticles
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Particles
Sciences > Physics > Quantum theory
Medical sciences > Optics > Physical optics
ID Code:57127
Deposited On:30 Sep 2019 13:18
Last Modified:01 Oct 2019 09:58

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