Physics of Quantum Light Emitters in Disordered Photonic Nanostructures

  title={Physics of Quantum Light Emitters in Disordered Photonic Nanostructures},
  author={Pedro David Garcia and Peter Lodahl},
  journal={Annalen der Physik},
Nanophotonics focuses on the control of light and the interaction with matter by the aid of intricate nanostructures. Typically, a photonic nanostructure is carefully designed for a specific application and any imperfections may reduce its performance, i.e., a thorough investigation of the role of unavoidable fabrication imperfections is essential for any application. However, another approach to nanophotonic applications exists where fabrication disorder is used to induce functionalities by… 

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