A1 Journal article (refereed)
Theory for the stationary polariton response in the presence of vibrations (2019)

Kansanen, K. S. U., Asikainen, A., Toppari, J. J., Groenhof, G., & Heikkilä, T. T. (2019). Theory for the stationary polariton response in the presence of vibrations. Physical Review B, 100(24), Article 245426. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.100.245426

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All authors or editors: Kansanen, Kalle S. U.; Asikainen, Aili; Toppari, J. Jussi; Groenhof, Gerrit; Heikkilä, Tero T.

Journal or series: Physical Review B

ISSN: 2469-9950

eISSN: 2469-9969

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 100

Issue number: 24

Article number: 245426

Publisher: American Physical Society

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.100.245426

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67341

Publication is parallel published: https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.01212


We construct a model describing the response of a hybrid system where the electromagnetic field—in particular, surface plasmon polaritons—couples strongly with electronic excitations of atoms or molecules. Our approach is based on the input-output theory of quantum optics, and in particular it takes into account the thermal and quantum vibrations of the molecules. The latter is described within the P(E) theory analogous to that used in the theory of dynamical Coulomb blockade. As a result, we are able to include the effect of the molecular Stokes shift on the strongly coupled response of the system. Our model then accounts for the asymmetric emission from upper and lower polariton modes. It also allows for an accurate description of the partial decoherence of the light emission from the strongly coupled system. Our results can be readily used to connect the response of the hybrid modes to the emission and fluorescence properties of the individual molecules, and thus are relevant in understanding any utilization of such systems, such as coherent light harvesting.

Keywords: surface phenomena; oscillations; emission (physics); quantum physics; quantum chemistry

Free keywords: plasmonics; polaritons; hybrid quantum systems

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Reporting Year: 2019

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