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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1617–1620

Relaxation dynamics of a quantum emitter resonantly coupled to a metal nanoparticle

Khachatur V. Nerkararyan and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1617-1620 (2014)

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The presence of a metal nanoparticle (MNP) near a quantum dipole emitter, when a localized surface plasmon mode is excited via the resonant coupling with an excited quantum dipole, dramatically changes the relaxation dynamics: an exponential decay changes to step-like behavior. The main physical consequence of this relaxation process is that the emission, being largely determined by the MNP, comes out with a substantial delay. A large number of system parameters in our analytical description opens new possibilities for controlling quantum emitter dynamics.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2014
Published: March 13, 2014

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Khachatur V. Nerkararyan and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, "Relaxation dynamics of a quantum emitter resonantly coupled to a metal nanoparticle," Opt. Lett. 39, 1617-1620 (2014)

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