Strongly modified plasmon-matter inetraction with mesoscopic quantum emitters

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Strongly modified plasmon-matter inetraction with mesoscopic quantum emitters. / Andersen, Mads Lykke; Stobbe, Søren; Sørensen, Anders Søndberg; Lodahl, Peter.

I: Nature Physics, Bind 7, 19.12.2010, s. 215-218.

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Andersen, ML, Stobbe, S, Sørensen, AS & Lodahl, P 2010, 'Strongly modified plasmon-matter inetraction with mesoscopic quantum emitters', Nature Physics, bind 7, s. 215-218. https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys1870

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Andersen, M. L., Stobbe, S., Sørensen, A. S., & Lodahl, P. (2010). Strongly modified plasmon-matter inetraction with mesoscopic quantum emitters. Nature Physics, 7, 215-218. https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys1870

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Andersen ML, Stobbe S, Sørensen AS, Lodahl P. Strongly modified plasmon-matter inetraction with mesoscopic quantum emitters. Nature Physics. 2010 dec 19;7:215-218. https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys1870

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Andersen, Mads Lykke ; Stobbe, Søren ; Sørensen, Anders Søndberg ; Lodahl, Peter. / Strongly modified plasmon-matter inetraction with mesoscopic quantum emitters. I: Nature Physics. 2010 ; Bind 7. s. 215-218.

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