Correlated spontaneous emission of fluorescent emitters mediated by single plasmons

@article{Bouchet2016CorrelatedSE,
  title={Correlated spontaneous emission of fluorescent emitters mediated by single plasmons},
  author={Dorian Bouchet and Emmanuel Lhuillier and Sandrine Ithurria and Angelo Gulinatti and Ivan Rech and R{\'e}mi Carminati and Yannick De Wilde and Valentina Krachmalnicoff},
  journal={arXiv: Optics},
  year={2016}
}
Manipulating the spontaneous emission of a fluorescent emitter can be achieved by placing the emitter in a nanostructured environment. A privileged spot is occupied by plasmonic structures that provide a strong confinement of the electromagnetic field, which results in an enhancement of the emitter-environment interaction. While plasmonic nanostructures have been widely exploited to control the emission properties of single photon emitters, performing the coupling between quantum emitters with… 

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