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Light-Matter Interaction in Hybrid Quantum Plasmonic Systems

Straubel, Jakob

Abstract (englisch):
Attempting to implement quantum information related applications utilizing atoms and photons, as they naturally form quantum systems supporting superposition states, hybrid quantum plasmonic systems emerged in the past as a platform to study and engineer light-matter interaction. This platform combines the unrivaled electromagnetic field localization of surface plasmon polaritons, boosting the light-matter coupling rate, with the tremendous integration potential of truly nanoscale structures, and both the significant emission rates of nanoantennas and photonic transmission velocities.

In this work, a classical description of surface plasmon polaritons is combined with a light-matter interaction model based on a cavity quantum electrodynamical formalism. The resulting composite semi-classical method, introduced and described in this thesis, provides efficient and versatile means to simulate the dynamical behavior of radiative atomic transitions coupled to plasmonic cavity modes in the weak incoherent coupling regime. Both the emission into the far field and various dissipation mechanisms are included by expanding the model to an open quantum system.

The variety of light-matter interaction applications that can be modeled with the outlined method is indicated by the four different exemplary scenarios detailed in the application chapter of this thesis. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000084107
Veröffentlicht am 06.07.2018
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Theoretische Festkörperphysik (TFP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-841071
KITopen-ID: 1000084107
Verlag KIT, Karlsruhe
Umfang VIII, 106 S., XXVIII
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Theoretische Festkörperphysik (TFP)
Prüfungsdatum 18.05.2018
Referent/Betreuer Prof. C. Rockstuhl
Schlagworte Quantum Plasmonics, Nanoantennas, Quantum Optics, Numerical Scattering Sinmulation
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