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Durham University

Department of Physics

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Publication details for Prof Richard Abram

Kaliteevski, M, Brand, S, Abram, RA, Iorsh, I, Kavokin, AV, Liew, TCH & Shelykh, IA (2011). Hybrid states of Tamm plasmons and exciton-polaritons. Superlattices and Microstructures 49(3): 229-232.

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We have demonstrated theoretically that it is possible to use the resonant coupling of exciton-polaritons in a planar microcavity and Tamm plasmons at a metal film on the surface of the structure to provide lateral spatial control of the exciton-polaritons within the cavity. The resonant coupling of the Tamm plasmons to cavity exciton-polaritons results in a triplet of hybrid plasmon–exciton-polariton modes with the lowest at a significantly lower energy than that of the unperturbed exciton-polaritons. Further, a patterned metal film on the structure surface can provide a sufficiently large lateral modulation of the excitation energy that localization of the exciton-polaritons within chosen regions of the cavity is possible. We show how the approach opens the way to a practical demonstration of polariton channels, traps, and devices, including logic gates.