Tamm plasmons for efficient interaction of telecom wavelength photons and quantum dots

Matthew Parker*, Edmund Harbord, Andrew Young, Petros Androvitsaneas, John Rarity, Ruth Oulton

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The authors present here designs for tuneable confined Tamm plasmons (CTPs) resonant at 1.3 μm, consisting of an AlAs/GaAs distributed Bragg reflector and gold disc. Using numerical methods they explored the effect of disc diameter on the CTP resonance and position of a dipole source (modelling a quantum dot) on emission through the disc. They found decreasing disc diameter resulted in a blue-shifted fundamental mode and that a dipole positioned at the centre of the disc emitted with an angular distribution that collected 90% of the transmitted power within a numerical aperture of 0.7. They also explore the Purcell enhancement under the CTP as a function of dipole position.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalIET Optoelectronics
Issue number1
Early online date15 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018



  • Tamm plasmons
  • Tamm states
  • Quantum dots

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