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Fluctuations of the electromagnetic local density of states as a probe for structural phase switching

  • Sousa, N. de Departamento de Fısica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain - Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
  • Sáenz, Juan José Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain - IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Spain
  • Scheffold, Frank Physics Department, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • García-Martín, A. IMM - Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid, Spain
  • Froufe-Pérez, Luis S. Physics Department, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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    19.10.2016
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  • Physical Review A. - 2016, vol. 94, no. 4, p. 043832
English We study the statistics of the fluorescence decay rates for single quantum emitters embedded in a scattering medium undergoing a phase transition. Under certain circumstances, the structural properties of the scattering medium explore a regime in which the system dynamically switches between two different phases. While in that regime the light-scattering properties of both phases are hardly distinguishable, we demonstrate that the lifetime statistics of single emitters with low diffusivity is clearly dependent on the dynamical state in which the medium evolves. Hence, lifetime statistics provides clear signatures of phase switching in systems where light scattering does not.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Physique
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  • English
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Physics
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