Session R1: Poster Session III: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4:00 PM–4:00 PM, Friday, May 30, 2008
HUB-Robeson Center Room: Alumni Hall
Abstract ID: BAPS.2008.DAMOP.R1.66
Abstract: R1.00066 : Quantum plasmonics: a nanoscale interface between photons and atoms
(Texas A\&M University)
We discuss recent theoretical and experimental developments towards a new, broadband approach for engineering photon-emitter interactions via subwavelength confinement of optical fields near metallic nanostructures. The tight confinement of guided excitations in these nanostructures, known as ``surface plasmons'', results in large interactions between single photons and single optical emitters without the use of a cavity, which can further be manipulated using quantum optical techniques. We report on recent experimental work demonstrating strong coupling between an individual CdSe quantum dot and a single surface plasmon in a proximal nanowire. Prospects towards single-photon nonlinear optics in such systems and robust, nanoscale atomic traps using surface plasmons are also discussed.
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