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The squeezing spectrum of a quantum emitter coupled to an optical nanostructure

Year: 2016

Authors: Martin-Cano D., Haakh H.R., Agio M.

Autors Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany; National Institute of Optics (CNR-INO), I-50125 Florence, Italy; Center for Quantum Science and Technology in Arcetri (QSTAR), I-50125 Florence, Italy; European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS), I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; Laboratory of Nano-Optics, University of Siegen, D-57072 Siegen, Germany

Abstract: We analyze the spectral properties of the reduced quantum fluctuations arising from a single two-level emitter coupled to an optical nanostructure. A closed expression for the squeezing spectrum in this hybrid system is presented that includes the effect of additional phase decoherence. We consider a metallic nanoantenna to illustrate how the hybrid system can increase the bandwidth and overcome the limits to the generation of such spectral squeezing in terms of driving field intensity and the effect of pure dephasing.

Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF OPTICS

Volume: 18      Pages from: 024010-1  to: 024010-5

More Information: Financial support from the Max Planck Society and the EC Seventh Framework Programme (284584) are gratefully acknowledged. The authors wish to thank Vahid Sandoghdar for his support in this work in this work and to acknowledge helpful and stimulating discussions with Karim Murr.
KeyWords: Hybrid systems; Quantum electronics; Quantum theory; Squeezed light; Metallic nanoantenna; Optical nanostructures; Phase decoherence; Pure-dephasing; Quantum emitters; Quantum fluctuation; Resonance fluorescences; Spectral properties; Nanostructures
DOI: 10.1088/2040-8978/18/2/024010

Citations: 1
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