PhD Thesis Defense | Alvaro Nodar Villa
Theoretical description of light emission in the presence of nanoscale resonators: from classical scattering to photon states entanglement and statistics
May 19, 11:00
Candidate: Álvaro Nodar Villa
Supervisors: Javier Aizpurua Iriazabal & Ruben Esteban Llorente
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This thesis is devoted to studying the interaction of classical and quantum light states with photonic nanostructures in different configurations. Two main scenarios are explored: the first one consists of a photonic nanostructure interacting with a quantum emitter, such as a molecule or a quantum dot. We analyze the asymmetry in the Fano resonance that originates within the classical response of the emitter-nanostructure system. We also analyze the quantum statistics of the photons emitted in this configuration as a function of the coupling strength between the nanostructure and the emitter. In the second scenario considered in this thesis, we explore how the properties of a quantum state formed by two entangled photons change when scattered by a photonic nanostructure.