Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi

"The case for quantum plasmonics"

Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi
02/11 2016
12:15-13:15, Danish IAS conference room (Ø18-509-1)
Lecture

Expanding the frontiers of information technologies has long been recognized as an important societal challenge, calling for the development of the next generation – quantum information technologies. In this context, quantum plasmonics represents one of the most fundamental and promising research directions as it enables ultimate miniaturization of photonic components for quantum optics when being taken to extreme limits in light-matter interactions. Scientific problems and technological challenges found on the way towards this goal increase exponentially their complexity when coming to experience also fundamental size limitations posed by the very quantum nature of both light and matter. In this talk, we consider fundamentals, challenges and perspectives existing within quantum plasmonics, where light-matter interactions involve extremely confined plasmonic modes interfaced with classical electromagnetic waves and interacting with individual quantum emitters.