Influence of a finite-length metallic carbon nanotube on the spontaneous decay of an emitter's excited state

A. M. Nemilentsau, G. Ya Slepyan, S. A. Maksimenko, A. Lakhtakia, S. V. Rotkin

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Abstract

The spontaneous decay of an emitter's excited state is crucially affected in the far- and mid-infrared ranges by the antenna resonances of the surface plasmon waves in a nearby metallic finite-length single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT). Pronounced resonances exist in the spectra of the total and radiative spontaneous decay rates of the emitter at the antenna resonance wavelengths. Moreover, enhancement by more than two orders in magnitude of the radiative spontaneous decay rate in comparison with the decay rate in free space occurs at these resonances. In the optical and near-infrared ranges, surface plasmon waves in SWNTs are strongly attenuated and thus the resonances in the emitter decay rate spectra are absent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThird International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nanophotonics, TaCoNa-Photonics 2010
Pages73-75
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 29 2010
Event3rd International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics, TaCoNa-Photonics 2010 - Bad Honnef, Germany
Duration: Nov 3 2010Nov 5 2010

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1291
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other3rd International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics, TaCoNa-Photonics 2010
CountryGermany
CityBad Honnef
Period11/3/1011/5/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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