Quantum-dot gain without inversion: Effects of dark plasmon-exciton hybridization

Dongxing Zhao, Ying Gu, Jiarui Wu, Junxiang Zhang, Tiancai Zhang, Brian D. Gerardot, Qihuang Gong

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Abstract

We propose an initial-state-dependent quantum-dot gain without population inversion in the vicinity of a resonant metallic nanoparticle. The gain originates from the hybridization of a dark plasmon-exciton and is accompanied by efficient energy transfer from the nanoparticle to the quantum dot. This hybridization of the dark plasmon-exciton, attached to the hybridization of the bright plasmon-exciton, strengthens nonlinear light-quantum emitter interactions at the nanoscale, thus the spectral overlap between the dark and the bright plasmons enhances the gain effect. This hybrid system has potential applications in ultracompact tunable quantum devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number245433
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume89
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2014

Keywords

  • SEMICONDUCTOR
  • SYSTEMS
  • INTERFERENCE
  • BISTABILITY
  • MOLECULES
  • CLUSTERS
  • SPIN

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