Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Design of a plasmonic Bragg reflector cavity
by Pokhrel, Shiva Prasad, M.S., University of Massachusetts Boston, 2015, 50; 1599250
Abstract (Summary)

A plasmon based Bragg reflector cavity is designed and studied. In order to design the plasmon based Bragg cavity, reflectivity with and without loss are calculated using the transfer matrix method. The simulated Bragg reflector showed better performance as the period increased and achieved 95.16% reflectivity with no loss and 94.94% reflectivity when the predominantly plasmon based losses are included in the 120 period calculation. Plasmon based cavities have been proposed for those instances where high field interactions are required to occur in the near surface region of a semiconductor such as when exciting surface depleted quantum dots for integrated quantum optics applications or when acting as a cavity for short period quantum cascade lasers. Quantum dots and integrated quantum cascade lasers have been proposed as a means to produce and manipulate single photons. The production and detection of single photons is considered the key enabling technology for the realization of a variety of diverse engineered quantum systems such as quantum communication, quantum metrology and quantum computation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Buchwald, Walter
Commitee: Arnason, Stephen, Olshanii, Maxim
School: University of Massachusetts Boston
Department: Applied Physics
School Location: United States -- Massachusetts
Source: MAI 55/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Physics
Publication Number: 1599250
ISBN: 978-1-339-05611-1
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