Single photon transport by a moving atom through sub-wavelength hole

A.E. Afanasiev, P.N. Melentiev, A.A. Kuzin, A.Yu. Kalatskiy, V.I. Balykin, E.A. Vinogradov, A.V. Naumov, M.G. Gladush, K.R. Karimullin
2016 EPJ Web of Conferences  
The results of investigation of photon transport through the subwavelength hole in the opaque screen by using single neutral atom are represented. The basis of the proposed and implemented method is the absorption of a photon by a neutral atom immediately before the subwavelength aperture, traveling of the atoms through the hole and emission of a photon on the other side of the screen. Realized method is the alternative approach to existing for photon transport through a subwavelength aperture:
more » ... avelength aperture: 1) self-sustained transmittance of a photon through the aperture according to the Bethe's model; 2) extra ordinary transmission because of surface-plasmon excitation.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201713202002 fatcat:lqwemmldtrdqbl2aharsof35v4