Frontiers of Optoelectronics

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 30–36 | Cite as

Dipole-fiber system: from single photon source to metadevices

  • Shaghik Atakaramians
  • Tanya M. Monro
  • Shahraam Afshar V.
Review Article


Radiation of an electric dipole (quantum emitter) in vicinity of optical structures still attracts great interest due to emerging of novel application and technological advances. Here we review our recent work on guided and radiation modes of electric dipole and optical fiber system and its applications from single photon source to metadevices. We demonstrate that the relative position and orientation of the dipole and the core diameter of the optical fiber are the two key defining factors of the coupled system application. We demonstrate that such a coupled system has a vast span of applications in nanophotonics; a single photon source, a high-quality factor sensor and the building block of metadevices.


dipole source optical fibers single photon source whispering gallery modes electric and magnetic response 


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S. Atakaramians acknowledges the support of Australian Research Council (ARC) under the Discovery Early Career Project Award number DE140100614. T. M. Monro acknowledges the support of ARC Georgina Sweet Laureate Fellowship.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shaghik Atakaramians
    • 1
  • Tanya M. Monro
    • 2
    • 3
  • Shahraam Afshar V.
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Electrical Engineering and TelecommunicationsThe University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Institute for Photonics and Advanced SensingThe University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.Laser Physics and Photonic Devices Laboratories, School of EngineeringUniversity of South AustraliaMawson LakesAustralia

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