Resonance energy transfer and superradiance mediated by plasmonic nanowaveguides

Nano Lett. 2010 Aug 11;10(8):3129-34. doi: 10.1021/nl101876f.


We show how both the subwavelength confinement associated with surface plasmons and the one-dimensional character of plasmonic waveguides can be exploited to enhance the coupling between quantum emitters. Resonance energy transfer and the phenomenon of superradiance are investigated in three different waveguiding schemes (wires, wedges, and channels) by means of the Finite Element Method. We also develop a simplified model that is able to capture the main features of the numerical results.