Condensation phenomena in plasmonics

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We study arrays of plasmonic nanoparticles combined with quantum emitters, quantum plasmonic lattices, as a platform for room-temperature studies of quantum many-body physics. We outline a theory to describe surface plasmon-polariton distributions when they are coupled to externally pumped molecules. The possibility of tailoring the dispersion in plasmonic lattices allows realization of a variety of distributions, including the Bose-Einstein distribution as in photon condensation [Klaers et al., Nature (London) 468, 545 (2010)]. We show that the presence of losses can relax some of the standard dimensionality restrictions for condensation.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number053604
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume90
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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  • plasmonics, Bose-Einstein condensate

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