Coherent transport of nanowire surface plasmons coupled to quantum dots

Wei Chen, Guang-Yin Chen, Yueh-Nan Chen
2010 Optics Express  
The coherent transport of surface plasmons with nonlinear dispersion relations on a metal nanowire coupled to two-level emitters is investigated theoretically. Real-space Hamiltonians are used to obtain the transmission and reflection spectra of the surface plasmons. For the single-dot case, we find that the scattering spectra can show completely different features due to the non-linear quadratic dispersion relation. For the double-dot case, we obtain the interference behavior in transmission
more » ... r in transmission and reflection spectra, similar to that in resonant tunneling through a double-barrier potential. Moreover, Fano-like line shape of the transmission spectrum is obtained due to the quadratic dispersion relation. All these peculiar behaviors indicate that the dot-nanowire system provides a onedimensional platform to demonstrate the bandgap feature widely observed in photonic crystals.
doi:10.1364/oe.18.010360 pmid:20588891 fatcat:7ukkekfryvfvdpoqjromijkbkq