Scientific Results

Quadrature-squeezed light from emitters in optical nanostructures

Year: 2017

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

Autors Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany; Laboratory of Nano-Optics, University of Siegen, Germany; National Institute of Optics (INO), National Research Council (CNR), Florence, Italy

Abstract: We discuss the concept of quadrature-squeezed light and give an overview of its applications and its relevance for quantum nanophotonics. The state-of-the-art in its detection and generation is briefly reviewed, placing special emphasis on resonance fluorescence from single emitters. We show how nanostructures allow tailoring the generation of squeezed light from a two-level emitter and from two emitters that interact through the nanoarchitecture. Finally, we comment on the future prospects of nanostructured environments for improved sources of squeezed light.

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KeyWords: quantum plasmonics, squeezed light, quantum emitters