Enhanced directional excitation and emission of single emitters by a nano-optical Yagi-Udaantenna

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We demonstrate by 3D numerical calculations that the interaction of a single quantum
emitter with the electromagnetic field is both enhanced and directed by a nano-optical Yagi-Uda
antenna. The single emitter is coupled in the near field to the resonant plasmon mode of