Photons and plasmons come together in a hybrid design for single-photon emitters
Producing lots of photons, individual packets or quanta of light, is easy. Light bulbs and even lasers accomplish this task. They produce classical states of light. For quantum technologies exploiting the quantum qualities of light, single photons are required. Significant progress has been made in the development and application of single-photon emitters, but the control of polarisation, direction, and wavefront of the emitted photons remains a challenge. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the PhotonMeta project will harness holography, nanostructured metasurfaces and plasmons (collective oscillations of electrons) in a general design approach for high-performance single-photon sources with distinct directional and polarisation characteristics.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Main Programme