Abstract

A finite element method is applied to study the coupling between a nitrogen vacancy (NV) single photon emitter in nanodiamond and surface plasmons in a silver nanowire embedded in an alumina nanochannel template. We investigate the effective parameters in the coupled system and present detailed optimization for the maximum transmitted power at a selected optical frequency (650 nm). The studied parameters include nanowire length, nanowire diameter, distance between the dipole and the nanowire, orientation of the emitter and refractive index of the surrounding. It is found that the diameter of the nanowire has a strong influence on the propagation of the surface plasmon polaritons and emission power from the bottom and top endings of the nanowire.

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    [Crossref] [PubMed]

2013 (12)

F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, G. Marino, P. Ginzburg, D. O’Connor, A. Martínez, G. A. Wurtz, and A. V. Zayats, “Near-field interference for the unidirectional excitation of electromagnetic guided modes,” Science 340(6130), 328–330 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Kumar, A. Huck, Y. Chen, and U. L. Andersen, “Coupling of a single quantum emitter to end-to-end aligned silver nanowires,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(10), 103106 (2013).
[Crossref]

J. E. Kennard, J. P. Hadden, L. Marseglia, I. Aharonovich, S. Castelletto, B. R. Patton, A. Politi, J. C. F. Matthews, A. G. Sinclair, B. C. Gibson, S. Prawer, J. G. Rarity, and J. L. O’Brien, “On-Chip Manipulation of Single Photons from a Diamond Defect,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111(21), 213603 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. González-Tudela, P. A. Huidobro, L. Martín-Moreno, C. Tejedor, and F. J. García-Vidal, “Theory of Strong Coupling between Quantum Emitters and Propagating Surface Plasmons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 110(12), 126801 (2013).
[Crossref]

W. Pfaff, A. Vos, and R. Hanson, “Top-down fabrication of plasmonic nanostructures for deterministic coupling to single quantum emitters,” J. Appl. Phys. 113(2), 024310 (2013).
[Crossref]

J. Barthes, A. Bouhelier, A. Dereux, and G. Colas des Francs, “Coupling of a dipolar emitter into one-dimensional surface plasmon,” Sci. Rep. 3, 2734 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. G. Curto, T. H. Taminiau, G. Volpe, M. P. Kreuzer, R. Quidant, and N. F. van Hulst, “Multipolar radiation of quantum emitters with nanowire optical antennas,” Nat. Commun. 4, 1750 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Hümmer, F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martín-Moreno, and D. Zueco, “Weak and strong coupling regimes in plasmonic QED,” Phys. Rev. B 87(11), 115419 (2013).
[Crossref]

M. S. Tame, K. R. McEnery, Ş. K. Özdemir, J. Lee, S. A. Maier, and M. S. Kim, “Quantum plasmonics,” Nat. Phys. 9(6), 329–340 (2013).
[Crossref]

G. Toscano, S. Raza, W. Yan, C. Jeppesen, S. Xiao, M. Wubs, A.-P. Jauho, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, and N. A. Mortensen, “Nonlocal response in plasmonic waveguiding with extreme light confinement,” Nanophotonics 2(3), 161–166 (2013).
[Crossref]

J. Yang, G. W. Lin, Y. P. Niu, and S. Q. Gong, “Quantum entangling gates using the strong coupling between two optical emitters and nanowire surface plasmons,” Opt. Express 21(13), 15618–15626 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Takahara and M. Miyata, “Mutual mode control of short- and long-range surface plasmons,” Opt. Express 21(22), 27402–27410 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2012 (7)

D. E. Gómez, A. Roberts, T. J. Davis, and K. C. Vernon, “Surface plasmon hybridization and exciton coupling,” Phys. Rev. B 86(3), 035411 (2012).
[Crossref]

J. Wolters, G. Kewes, A. W. Schell, N. Nüsse, M. Schoengen, B. Löchel, T. Hanke, R. Bratschitsch, A. Leitenstorfer, T. Aichele, and O. Benson, “Coupling of single nitrogen-vacancy defect centers in diamond nanocrystals to optical antennas and photonic crystal cavities,” Phys. Status Solidi B 249(5), 918–924 (2012).
[Crossref]

H. Wei and H. Xu, “Nanowire-based plasmonic waveguides and devices for integrated nanophotonic circuits,” Nanophotonics 1(2), 155–169 (2012).
[Crossref]

C. Höppener and L. Novotny, “Exploiting the light-metal interaction for biomolecular sensing and imaging,” Q. Rev. Biophys. 45(02), 209–255 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. J. Savage, M. M. Hawkeye, R. Esteban, A. G. Borisov, J. Aizpurua, and J. J. Baumberg, “Revealing the quantum regime in tunnelling plasmonics,” Nature 491(7425), 574–577 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Biagioni, J. S. Huang, and B. Hecht, “Nanoantennas for visible and infrared radiation,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 75(2), 024402 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. Grzela, R. Paniagua-Domínguez, T. Barten, Y. Fontana, J. A. Sánchez-Gil, and J. Gómez Rivas, “Nanowire antenna emission,” Nano Lett. 12(11), 5481–5486 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (8)

V. Giannini, A. I. Fernández-Domínguez, S. C. Heck, and S. A. Maier, “Plasmonic nanoantennas: fundamentals and their use in controlling the radiative properties of nanoemitters,” Chem. Rev. 111(6), 3888–3912 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. J. Halas, S. Lal, W. S. Chang, S. Link, and P. Nordlander, “Plasmons in strongly coupled metallic nanostructures,” Chem. Rev. 111(6), 3913–3961 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Wei, Z. Li, X. Tian, Z. Wang, F. Cong, N. Liu, S. Zhang, P. Nordlander, N. J. Halas, and H. Xu, “Quantum dot-based local field imaging reveals plasmon-based interferometric logic in silver nanowire networks,” Nano Lett. 11(2), 471–475 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

I. Aharonovich, A. D. Greentree, and S. Prawer, “Diamond photonics,” Nat. Photonics 5(7), 397–405 (2011).
[Crossref]

V. N. Mochalin, O. Shenderova, D. Ho, and Y. Gogotsi, “The properties and applications of nanodiamonds,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 7(1), 11–23 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Huck, S. Kumar, A. Shakoor, and U. L. Andersen, “Controlled Coupling of a Single Nitrogen-Vacancy Center to a Silver Nanowire,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106(9), 096801 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

O. Benson, “Assembly of hybrid photonic architectures from nanophotonic constituents,” Nature 480(7376), 193–199 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Zhang, H. Wei, K. Bao, U. Håkanson, N. J. Halas, P. Nordlander, and H. Xu, “Chiral Surface Plasmon Polaritons on Metallic Nanowires,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(9), 096801 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2010 (3)

Z.-K. Zhou, M. Li, Z.-J. Yang, X.-N. Peng, X.-R. Su, Z.-S. Zhang, J.-B. Li, N.-C. Kim, X.-F. Yu, L. Zhou, Z.-H. Hao, and Q.-Q. Wang, “Plasmon-Mediated Radiative Energy Transfer across a Silver Nanowire Array via Resonant Transmission and Subwavelength Imaging,” ACS Nano 4(9), 5003–5010 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Zuloaga, E. Prodan, and P. Nordlander, “Quantum Plasmonics: Optical Properties and Tunability of Metallic Nanorods,” ACS Nano 4(9), 5269–5276 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. G. Curto, G. Volpe, T. H. Taminiau, M. P. Kreuzer, R. Quidant, and N. F. van Hulst, “Unidirectional emission of a quantum dot coupled to a nanoantenna,” Science 329(5994), 930–933 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (3)

E. Cubukcu and F. Capasso, “Optical nanorod antennas as dispersive one-dimensional Fabry–Pérot resonators for surface plasmons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(20), 201101 (2009).
[Crossref]

R. Kolesov, B. Grotz, G. Balasubramanian, R. J. Stöhr, A. A. L. Nicolet, P. R. Hemmer, F. Jelezko, and J. Wrachtrup, “Wave–particle duality of single surface plasmon polaritons,” Nat. Phys. 5(7), 470–474 (2009).
[Crossref]

I. D. Rukhlenko, D. Handapangoda, M. Premaratne, A. V. Fedorov, A. V. Baranov, and C. Jagadish, “Spontaneous emission of guided polaritons by quantum dot coupled to metallic nanowire: Beyond the dipole approximation,” Opt. Express 17(20), 17570–17581 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2008 (1)

A. Mohammadi, V. Sandoghdar, and M. Agio, “Gold nanorods and nanospheroids for enhancing spontaneous emission,” New J. Phys. 10(10), 105015 (2008).
[Crossref]

2007 (5)

L. Novotny, “Effective Wavelength Scaling for Optical Antennas,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(26), 266802 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. Rogobete, F. Kaminski, M. Agio, and V. Sandoghdar, “Design of plasmonic nanoantennae for enhancing spontaneous emission,” Opt. Lett. 32(12), 1623–1625 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Chang, A. Sørensen, P. Hemmer, and M. Lukin, “Strong coupling of single emitters to surface plasmons,” Phys. Rev. B 76(3), 035420 (2007).
[Crossref]

D. E. Chang, A. S. Sørensen, E. A. Demler, and M. D. Lukin, “A single-photon transistor using nanoscale surface plasmons,” Nat. Phys. 3(11), 807–812 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. V. Akimov, A. Mukherjee, C. L. Yu, D. E. Chang, A. S. Zibrov, P. R. Hemmer, H. Park, and M. D. Lukin, “Generation of single optical plasmons in metallic nanowires coupled to quantum dots,” Nature 450(7168), 402–406 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2006 (2)

D. E. Chang, A. S. Sørensen, P. R. Hemmer, and M. D. Lukin, “Quantum Optics with Surface Plasmons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97(5), 053002 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

W. L. Barnes, “Surface plasmon–polariton length scales: a route to sub-wavelength optics,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8(4), S87–S93 (2006).
[Crossref]

2005 (2)

H. Ditlbacher, A. Hohenau, D. Wagner, U. Kreibig, M. Rogers, F. Hofer, F. R. Aussenegg, and J. R. Krenn, “Silver Nanowires as Surface Plasmon Resonators,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95(25), 257403 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Ono, J.-I. Kato, and S. Kawata, “Subwavelength Optical Imaging through a Metallic Nanorod Array,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95(26), 267407 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

S. Shingubara, “Fabrication of nanomaterials using porous alumina templates,” J. Nanopart. Res. 5(1/2), 17–30 (2003).
[Crossref]

1997 (2)

G. E. Thompson, “Porous anodic alumina: Fabrication, characterization and applications,” Thin Solid Films 297(1-2), 192–201 (1997).
[Crossref]

J. Takahara, S. Yamagishi, H. Taki, A. Morimoto, and T. Kobayashi, “Guiding of a one-dimensional optical beam with nanometer diameter,” Opt. Lett. 22(7), 475–477 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1996 (1)

C. R. Martin, “Membrane-based synthesis of nanomaterials,” Chem. Mater. 8(8), 1739–1746 (1996).
[Crossref]

1972 (1)

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, “Optical Constants of the Noble Metals,” Phys. Rev. B 6(12), 4370–4379 (1972).
[Crossref]

Agio, M.

A. Mohammadi, V. Sandoghdar, and M. Agio, “Gold nanorods and nanospheroids for enhancing spontaneous emission,” New J. Phys. 10(10), 105015 (2008).
[Crossref]

L. Rogobete, F. Kaminski, M. Agio, and V. Sandoghdar, “Design of plasmonic nanoantennae for enhancing spontaneous emission,” Opt. Lett. 32(12), 1623–1625 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Aharonovich, I.

J. E. Kennard, J. P. Hadden, L. Marseglia, I. Aharonovich, S. Castelletto, B. R. Patton, A. Politi, J. C. F. Matthews, A. G. Sinclair, B. C. Gibson, S. Prawer, J. G. Rarity, and J. L. O’Brien, “On-Chip Manipulation of Single Photons from a Diamond Defect,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111(21), 213603 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

I. Aharonovich, A. D. Greentree, and S. Prawer, “Diamond photonics,” Nat. Photonics 5(7), 397–405 (2011).
[Crossref]

Aichele, T.

J. Wolters, G. Kewes, A. W. Schell, N. Nüsse, M. Schoengen, B. Löchel, T. Hanke, R. Bratschitsch, A. Leitenstorfer, T. Aichele, and O. Benson, “Coupling of single nitrogen-vacancy defect centers in diamond nanocrystals to optical antennas and photonic crystal cavities,” Phys. Status Solidi B 249(5), 918–924 (2012).
[Crossref]

Aizpurua, J.

K. J. Savage, M. M. Hawkeye, R. Esteban, A. G. Borisov, J. Aizpurua, and J. J. Baumberg, “Revealing the quantum regime in tunnelling plasmonics,” Nature 491(7425), 574–577 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Akimov, A. V.

A. V. Akimov, A. Mukherjee, C. L. Yu, D. E. Chang, A. S. Zibrov, P. R. Hemmer, H. Park, and M. D. Lukin, “Generation of single optical plasmons in metallic nanowires coupled to quantum dots,” Nature 450(7168), 402–406 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Andersen, U. L.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

a) Schematics of the 2D cross-section of the coupled nanowire-nanodiamond system. b) 2D intensity plot of the calculated electric field of propagating surface plasmons in a silver nanowire coupled to a dipole emitter with an emission wavelength of 650 nm. The emitter is represented by a single NV center in nanodiamond, which is placed on top of the nanowire with a 10 nm spacing from its surface. The dipole emitter is oscillating in y axis. The silver nanowire is 240 nm long, 70 nm in diameter and is embedded in alumina.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Transmitted power vs. nanowire length for nanowires of D = 70 nm embedded in alumina (nd = 1.6). The emission wavelength is at λ0 = 650 nm. The emitter is set 10 nm above the nanowire and is oscillating in the y direction.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Transmitted power vs. nanowire diameter in “thin” (left) and “thick” (right) regimes. (L = 240 nm).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(2D model) Normalized electric field along a silver nanowire with different diameters, L = 2 μm, and λ0 = 650 nm. The clear change of the wave vector (by counting the number of maxima) is observed by changing the diameter.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(left) Transmitted power and reflected power vs. dipole vertical distance from the top surface of the nanowire, (dx = 0 nm), (right) Transmitted power and reflected power vs. dipole horizontal distance from the nanowire (dy = 10 nm). (D = 70 nm, L = 240 nm).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Transmitted power and reflected power vs. dipole orientation (D = 70 nm, L = 240 nm).

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Electric field along a silver nanowire near a dipole with different orientations: 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90° (D = 70 nm, L = 240 nm).

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

(2D model).Normalized electric field along a silver NW surrounded by a material with different refractive index (1, 1.6, 2.4). (D = 70 nm, L = 2 µm).

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Transmitted power as a function of refractive index of the surrounding material for three different nanowire lengths (L = 200, 240 and 300 nm, D = 70 nm).

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

Purcell factor (PF), surface charge and far-field for some of the modeled configurations. The dipole emitter in nanodiamond with an emission wavelength of 650 nm is oscillating in y axis. The silver nanowire is embedded in alumina (nd = 1.6).

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L(λ,D)= mλ(D) 2 +Ω,
λ effres 2πR =13.740.12[ ε ε s 141.04]/ ε s 2π N + λ λ p 0.12 ε + ε s 141.04 / ε s ,
L res = N λ effres 2 .

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