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Graphene Plasmonics: A Platform for Strong Light-Matter Interactions

Koppens, Frank H. L. and Chang, Darrick E. and García de Abajo, F. Javier (2011) Graphene Plasmonics: A Platform for Strong Light-Matter Interactions. Nano Letters, 11 (8). pp. 3370-3377. ISSN 1530-6984.

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Graphene plasmons provide a suitable alternative to noble-metal plasmons because they exhibit much tighter confinement and relatively long propagation distances, with the advantage of being highly tunable via electrostatic gating. Here, we propose to use graphene plasmons as a platform for strongly enhanced light–matter interactions. Specifically, we predict unprecedented high decay rates of quantum emitters in the proximity of a carbon sheet, observable vacuum Rabi splittings, and extinction cross sections exceeding the geometrical area in graphene nanoribbons and nanodisks. Our theoretical results provide the basis for the emerging and potentially far-reaching field of graphene plasmonics, offering an ideal platform for cavity quantum electrodynamics, and supporting the possibility of single-molecule, single-plasmon devices.

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Additional Information:© 2011 American Chemical Society. Published In Issue August 10, 2011; Article ASAP: July 27, 2011; Just Accepted Manuscript: July 18, 2011; Received: May 25, 2011; Revised: July 07, 2011. This work has been supported in part by the Spanish MICINN (MAT2010-14885 and Consolider, Fundació Cellex Barcelona, and the European Commission (FP7-ICT- 2009-4-248909-LIMA and FP7-ICT-2009-4-248855-N4E). D.E.C. acknowledges support from the NSF (Grant No. PHY- 0803371) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through Caltech’s Center for the Physics of Information.
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Spanish MICINNMAT2010-14885
Spanish MICINNConsolider
Fundació Cellex BarcelonaUNSPECIFIED
European CommissionFP7-ICT- 2009-4-248909-LIMA
European CommissionFP7-ICT-2009-4-248855-N4E
NSFPHY- 0803371
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Caltech Center for the Physics of InformationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:graphene; plasmons; strong light-matter interaction; quantum optics; vacuum Rabi splitting
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Official Citation:Graphene Plasmonics: A Platform for Strong Light–Matter Interactions Frank H. L. Koppens, Darrick E. Chang and ,F. Javier Garcia de Abajo Nano Letters 2011 11 (8), 3370-3377
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