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QUANTUM PLASMONICS

Mix and match

It has long been assumed that the quantum statistics of light are preserved when photons interact with plasmons. An analysis of the scattering process shows that this is not always the case, as light can mix and match different plasmonic pathways.

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Fig. 1: The quantum statistics of light interacting with the near fields of a two-slit plasmonic system are not preserved.

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Tame, M. Mix and match. Nat. Phys. 17, 1198–1199 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-021-01399-6

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