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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3838–3841

Coupling of single quantum emitters to plasmons propagating on mechanically etched wires

Shailesh Kumar, Alexander Huck, Ying-Wei Lu, and Ulrik L. Andersen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 3838-3841 (2013)

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We demonstrate the coupling of a single nitrogen vacancy center in a nanodiamond to propagating plasmonic modes of mechanically etched silver nanowires. The mechanical etch is performed on single crystalline silver nanoplates by the tip of an atomic force microscope cantilever to produce wires with pre-designed lengths. We show that single plasmon propagation can be obtained in these wires, thus making these structures a platform for quantum information processing.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2013
Published: September 23, 2013

Shailesh Kumar, Alexander Huck, Ying-Wei Lu, and Ulrik L. Andersen, "Coupling of single quantum emitters to plasmons propagating on mechanically etched wires," Opt. Lett. 38, 3838-3841 (2013)

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