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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissen­schaft­liche Fakultät - Nanooptik

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Mathematisch-Naturwissen­schaft­liche Fakultät | Institut für Physik | Nanooptik | Publications | Key components for nano-assembled plasmon-excited single molecule non-linear devices

Günter Kewes, Max Schoengen, Giacomo Mazzamuto, Oliver Neitzke, Rolf-Simon Schönfeld, Andreas W Schell, Jürgen Probst, Janik Wolters, Bernd Löchel, Constanza Toninelli, and Oliver Benson (2015)

Key components for nano-assembled plasmon-excited single molecule non-linear devices

arXiv.

Tremendous enhancement of light-matter interaction in plasmon-excited molecular hybrid devices allows for non-linearities on the level of single emitters and few photons. This promises a plethora of novel applications like single photon transistors. Nevertheless, building the components of such devices is technologically extremely challenging. We tackle this task by lithographically fabricating on-chip plasmonic waveguides, efficiently connected to far-field in- and out-coupling ports via low-loss dielectric waveguides. Furthermore, a nano-assembling technology is developed, enabling the controlled coupling of single organic emitters to the plasmonic waveguides. Dibenzoterrylene fluorescent molecules hosted in anthracene crystals are investigated for this purpose. Here we present all key-components and technologies for a plasmon-excited single molecule non-linear device.