Moerland, Robert J. and Taminiau, Tim H. and Novotny, Lukas and Van Hulst, Niek F. and Kuipers, Laurens (2008) Reversible polarization control of single photon emission. NANO LETTERS, 8 (2). pp. 606-610.
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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl073026y
We present reversible and a-prior! control of the polarization of a photon emitted by a single molecule by introducing a nanoscale metal object in its near field. It is experimentally shown that, with the metal close to the emitter, the polarization ratio of the emission can be varied by a factor of 2. The tunability of polarization decays, when the metal is displaced by typically 30 nm. Calculations based on the multiple multipole method agree well with our experiments and predict even further enhancement with a suitable nanoantenna design.
|Subjects:||Physical Science > Photonics|
|Deposited By:||Farnush Anwar|
|Deposited On:||23 Dec 2008 10:29|
|Last Modified:||23 Dec 2008 10:29|
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