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Revisiting quantum optics with single plasmons

Vest, Benjamin and Shlesinger, Ilan and Dheur, Marie-Christine and Devaux, Eloïse and Hugonin, Jean-Paul and Greffet, Jean-Jacques and Messin, Gaétan and Marquier, François (2018) Revisiting quantum optics with single plasmons. In: Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XVI. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10722. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 107220A. ISBN 9781510620155.

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The growing field of quantum plasmonics lies at the intersection between nanophotonics and quantum optics. QUantum plasmonics investigate the quantum properties of single surface plasmons, trying to reproduce fundamental and landmark quantum optics experiment that would benefit from the light-confinement properties of nanophotonic systems, thus paving the way towards the design of basic components dedicated to quantum experiments with sizes inferior to the diffraction limit. Several groups have recently reproduced fundamental quantum optics experiments with single surface plasmons polaritons (SPPs). We have investigated two situations of quantum interference of single SPPs on lossy beamsplitters : a plasmonic version of the Hong-Ou-Mandel experiment, and the observation of plasmonic N00N states interferences. We numerically designed and fabricated several beamsplitters that reveal new quantum interference scenarios, such as the coalescence and the anti-coalescence of SPPs, or quantum non-linear absorption. Our work show that losses can be seen as a new degree of freedom in the design of plasmonic devices.

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Subject Keywords:Quantum plasmonics, single plasmon, quantum optics, losses, decoherence
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:10722
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Official Citation:Benjamin Vest, Ilan Shlesinger, Marie-Christine Dheur, Eloïse Devaux, Jean-Paul Hugonin, Jean-Jacques Greffet, Gaétan Messin, François Marquier, "Revisiting quantum optics with single plasmons," Proc. SPIE 10722, Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XVI, 107220A (19 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2320322
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