Detecting non-Markovian plasmonic band gaps in quantum dots using electron transport

Yueh Nan Chen, Guang Yin Chen, Ying Yen Liao, Neill Lambert, Franco Nori

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Placing a quantum dot close to a metal nanowire leads to drastic changes in its radiative decay behavior because of evanescent couplings to surface plasmons. We show how two non-Markovian effects, band edge and retardation, could be observed in such a system. Combined with a quantum-dot p-i-n junction, these effects could be readout via current-noise measurements. We also discuss how these effects can occur in similar systems with restricted geometries, such as phononic cavities and photonic crystal waveguides. This work links two previously separate topics: surface plasmons and current-noise measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number245312
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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