Optically Switched Energy Transfer: Twin-Beam Off-Resonance Control

Andrews, David L (2007) Optically Switched Energy Transfer: Twin-Beam Off-Resonance Control. Physical Review Letters, 99 (2). 023601. ISSN 1079-7114

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Abstract

It is shown that, in the optical near field, the interaction of two polarized laser beams with different frequencies can promote a transfer of energy between suitably placed donor and acceptor particles, through a process that is rigorously forbidden in the absence of the laser light. The mechanism, which operates through stimulated Raman scattering by the donor-acceptor pair, is identified and characterized by quantum electrodynamical calculation. The results suggest efficiency levels comparable to conventional resonance energy transfer. Optical switching applications are envisaged.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Physical and Analytical Chemistry
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Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2010 13:27
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 05:36
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/10679
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.023601

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