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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 10360–10368

Coherent transport of nanowire surface plasmons coupled to quantum dots

Wei Chen, Guang-Yin Chen, and Yueh-Nan Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 10360-10368 (2010)

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The coherent transport of surface plasmons with nonlinear dispersion relations on a metal nanowire coupled to two-level emitters is investigated theoretically. Real-space Hamiltonians are used to obtain the transmission and reflection spectra of the surface plasmons. For the single-dot case, we find that the scattering spectra can show completely different features due to the non-linear quadratic dispersion relation. For the double-dot case, we obtain the interference behavior in transmission and reflection spectra, similar to that in resonant tunneling through a double-barrier potential. Moreover, Fano-like line shape of the transmission spectrum is obtained due to the quadratic dispersion relation. All these peculiar behaviors indicate that the dot-nanowire system provides a one-dimensional platform to demonstrate the bandgap feature widely observed in photonic crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: March 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2010
Published: May 4, 2010

Wei Chen, Guang-Yin Chen, and Yueh-Nan Chen, "Coherent transport of nanowire surface plasmons coupled to quantum dots," Opt. Express 18, 10360-10368 (2010)

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