A1 Journal article (refereed)
Coherent Light Harvesting through Strong Coupling to Confined Light (2018)

Groenhof, G., & Toppari, J. (2018). Coherent Light Harvesting through Strong Coupling to Confined Light. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 9(17), 4848-4851. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02032

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All authors or editors: Groenhof, Gerrit; Toppari, Jussi

Journal or series: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

ISSN: 1948-7185

eISSN: 1948-7185

Publication year: 2018

Volume: 9

Issue number: 17

Pages range: 4848-4851

Publisher: American Chemical Society

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02032

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/59566


When photoactive molecules interact strongly with confined light modes, new hybrid light-matter states may form: the polaritons. These polaritons are coherent superpositions of excitations of the molecules and of the cavity photon. Recently, polaritons were shown to mediate energy transfer between chromophores at distances beyond the Förster limit. Here we explore the potential of strong coupling for light-harvesting applications by means of atomistic molecular dynamics simulations of mixtures of photoreactive and non-photo-reactive molecules strongly coupled to a single confined light mode. These molecules are spatially separated and present at different concentrations. Our simulations suggest that while the excitation is initially fully delocalized over all molecules and the confined light mode, it very rapidly localizes onto one of the photoreactive molecules, which then undergoes the reaction.

Keywords: photochemistry; polaritons

Free keywords: coherent light harvesting; strong coupling; confined light

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Reporting Year: 2018

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