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Surface plasmon hybridization and exciton coupling

Gómez, Daniel E., Roberts, Ann, Davis, Timothy J., & Vernon, Kristy C. (2012) Surface plasmon hybridization and exciton coupling. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 86(3), 035411-1.

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Abstract

We derive a semianalytical model to describe the interaction of a single photon emitter and a collection of arbitrarily shaped metal nanoparticles. The theory treats the metal nanoparticles classically within the electrostatic eigenmode method, wherein the surface plasmon resonances of collections of nanoparticles are represented by the hybridization of the plasmon modes of the noninteracting particles. The single photon emitter is represented by a quantum mechanical two-level system that exhibits line broadening due to a finite spontaneous decay rate. Plasmon-emitter coupling is described by solving the resulting Bloch equations. We illustrate the theory by studying model systems consisting of a single emitter coupled to one, two, and three nanoparticles, and we also compare the predictions of our model to published experimental data. ©2012 American Physical Society.

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ID Code: 52691
Item Type: Journal Article
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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.035411
ISSN: 1550-235X (online) 1098-0121 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 American Physical Society
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Deposited On: 25 Jul 2012 11:37
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2012 16:58

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