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Model of the photoexcitation processes of a two-level molecule coherently coupled to an optical antenna

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Abstract

We theoretically investigate photoexcitation processes of a two-level molecular system coherently coupled with an antenna system having a significant dissipation. The auxiliary antenna enables the whole system to exhibit anomalous optical effects by controlling the coupling with the molecule. For example, in the weak excitation regime, the quantum interference yields a distinctive energy transparency through the antenna, which drastically reduces the energy dissipation. On the other hand, in the strong excitation regime, a population inversion of the two-level molecule appears due to the nonlinear effect. Both phenomena can be explained by regarding the antenna and molecule as one quantum-mechanically coupled system. Such an approach drives further research to exploit the full potential of the coupled systems.

Graphical abstract: Model of the photoexcitation processes of a two-level molecule coherently coupled to an optical antenna

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Submitted
30 Oct 2012
Accepted
15 Mar 2013
First published
18 Mar 2013

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013,15, 8144-8150
Article type
Paper

Model of the photoexcitation processes of a two-level molecule coherently coupled to an optical antenna

M. Nakatani, A. Nobuhiro, N. Yokoshi and H. Ishihara, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 8144
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP43834A

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