Cover image for Vol. 17 Issue 22

Editor: Greta Heydenrych; Editorial Board Chairs: Christian Amatore, Michael Grätzel, Michel Orrit

Impact Factor: 3.138

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 8/35 (Physics Atomic Molecular & Chemical); 50/144 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1439-7641

Associated Title(s): Advanced Materials, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhotoChem, ChemSusChem, Small

14_11/2013Cover Picture: Harnessing Light with Photonic Nanowires: Fundamentals and Applications to Quantum Optics (ChemPhysChem 11/2013)

Artist view of an optical antenna based on a tailored photonic wire, as it is discussed by J. Claudon et al. on p. 2393. The antenna exploits both the broadband spontaneous emission control offered by a single-mode photonic wire and the engineering of its far-field emission, using a planar mirror and a top conical taper. By inserting a quantum dot inside the wire, one realizes a very bright single-photon source. Beyond this first application, such a structure opens appealing perspectives for the future developments of solid-state quantum optics.

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