Surface plasmons and photon statistics

Norbert Kroo, Aladar Czitrovszky, Attila Nagy, Daniel Oszetzky, Herbert Walther

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Statistical properties of photons emitted by decaying surface plasmons were studied by different methods. Time interval statistics, photon-number distribution and correlation function of the generated plasmons were determined and compared to those of the exciting laser. The coincidence of the measured distributions corresponding to laser light and photons generated by plasmons shows the same statistical behaviour for these two cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2309-2314
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Issue number16-17
Publication statusPublished - Nov 10 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Kroo, N., Czitrovszky, A., Nagy, A., Oszetzky, D., & Walther, H. (2006). Surface plasmons and photon statistics. Journal of Modern Optics, 53(16-17), 2309-2314.