Hybrid structures on the cover of ACS Photonics

Published on October 14, 2016
Category Resonant Nanophotonics
Optical cavities or metallic antennas are frequently used to enhance interactions between light and a single quantum emitter. We argue that hybrid systems combining an antenna and a cavity can achieve stronger interactions than the cavity or antenna alone. Through subtle interference effects, these systems can break the fundamental limit for single antennas and benefit simultaneously from the long photon lifetime in the cavity and the strong confinement near the antenna. As highlighted by the example on the cover, this also causes stronger light emission than in a cavity only.

Our work was published in ACS Photonics and made it to the cover!

H. M. Doeleman, E. Verhagen, and A. F. Koenderink, Antenna-Cavity Hybrids: Matching Polar Opposites for Purcell Enhancements at Any Linewidth, ACS Photonics 3, 1943–1951, (2016).  DOI Link