Nanophotonics and Quantum Optics

Year: 2014

Authors: Agio M.

Autors Affiliation: National Institute of Optics (CNR-INO) and European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS), via Nello Carrara 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; Quantum Science and Technology in Arcetri (QSTAR), Largo Enrico Fermi 2, 50125 Florence

Abstract: The performances of photonic devices are getting closer to those required by quantum technology and a bridge may be created by substantial progress in our ability to control light-matter interactions. The dramatic advances of nanotechnology experienced in recent years have enabled us to fabricate optical nanostructures that greatly improve the conversion of localized electromagnetic energy into radiation and vice versa. We discuss how these may enable the implementation of novel light-matter interfaces for investigating and harnessing quantum optical effects and explain how unprecedented interaction regimes can be achieved.

Conference title: ICTON 2014
Place: Graz

KeyWords: Electromagnetic waves; Nonlinear optics; Transparent optical networks, Light-matter interactions; Nanoresonators; Optical effects; Optical nanostructures; Quantum emitters; Quantum technologies; Ultrafast switching; Quantum optics
DOI: 10.1109/ICTON.2014.6876376