In the presented work we theoretically demonstrate that it is possible to asymmetrically (chirally) couple circularly polarized transitions in an atom by interfacing it with the nanostructure. We find that by making use of a quite simple plasmonic structure made of two asymmetric dipole scatterers, it is possible to achieve a very strong asymmetry in the interaction between the transitions, and this asymmetry leads to the observable atomic spin polarization even under external continuous wave pumping such that the total local field at the atomic position has a linear polarization.

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