Tailoring optical metamaterials to tune the atom-surface Casimir-Polder interaction

  title={Tailoring optical metamaterials to tune the atom-surface Casimir-Polder interaction},
  author={Eng Aik Chan and Syed Abdullah Aljunid and Giorgio Adamo and Athanasios Laliotis and Martial Ducloy and David Wilkowski},
  journal={Science Advances},
We tailor the atom-surface Casimir-Polder interaction of cesium atoms using near-infrared surface plasmons of a metamaterial. Metamaterials are fascinating tools that can structure not only surface plasmons and electromagnetic waves but also electromagnetic vacuum fluctuations. The possibility of shaping the quantum vacuum is a powerful concept that ultimately allows engineering the interaction between macroscopic surfaces and quantum emitters such as atoms, molecules, or quantum dots. The long… 

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