A full quantum description of photons and surface plasmons (SP) near an interface between lossy dielectrics is given, allowing estimation of SP-induced noise. The emitted radiation of a decaying atom near the interface is characterized.
© 2007 OSA
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
J. Choquette, K. Marzlin, R. Stock, and B. C. Sanders, " Quantum Electrodynamics for Surface Plasmons," in International Conference on Quantum Information, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper IThE4.
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