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Chip-Based All-Optical Control of Single Molecules Coherently Coupled to a Nanoguide

Chip-Based All-Optical Control of Single Molecules Coherently Coupled to a Nanoguide
Nir Rotenberg, Stephan Götzinger, Irina Harder, Pierre Türschmann, Tobias Utikal, Olga Lohse, Vahid Sandoghdar, Jan Renger
The feasibility of many proposals in nanoquantum-optics depends on the efficient coupling of photons to individual quantum emitters, the possibility to control this interaction on demand, and the scalability of the experimental platform. To address these issues, we report on chip-based systems made of one-dimensional subwavelength dielectric waveguides (nanoguides) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecules. We discuss the design and fabrication requirements, present data on extinction spectroscopy of single molecules coupled to a nanoguide mode, and show how an external optical beam can switch the propagation of light via a nonlinear optical process. The presented architecture paves the way for the investigation of many-body phenomena and polaritonic states and can be readily extended to more complex geometries for the realization of quantum integrated photonic circuits.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02033

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02033

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