Nanometric ultrabright light sources

Many quantum information protocols rely on photons manipulation. Besides, quantum technologies require device miniaturization. Therefore, it is crucial to develop light nanosources which can be included within a quantum circuit. The Nanostructures and Optics team has realized optical nanosources based on the coupling of a single nanoemitter to a plasmonic nanoantenna in order to optimize its emission. 


Caption: Patch antenna with a single nanoemittor The single emitter is located inside a transparent material, between a gold thick layer and a patch, which transmits emitted light. In-situ optical lithography makes it possible to position exactly at the nanometric scale the emitter inside antenna, and to optimize its emission.


“Extreme multiexciton emission from deterministically assembled single-emitter subwavelength plasmonic patch antennas”

Amit Raj Dhawan, Cherif Belacel, Juan Uriel Esparza-Villa, Michel Nasilowski, Zhiming Wang, Catherine Schwob, Jean-Paul Hugonin, Laurent Coolen, Benoit Dubertret, Pascale Senellart, Agnès Maître

LIGHT-SCIENCE & APPLICATIONS Volume : 9 Issue : 1 Article Number : 33 (2020)


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