On the detection of characteristic optical emission from electronically coupled nanoemitters

Bradshaw, David S. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6458-432X, Ford, Jack S. and Andrews, David L. (2013) On the detection of characteristic optical emission from electronically coupled nanoemitters. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Optical emission from an electronically coupled pair of nanoemitters is investigated, in a new theoretical development prompted by experimental work on oriented semiconductor polymer nanostructures. Three physically distinct mechanisms for photon emission by such a pair, positioned in the near-field, are identified: emission from a pairdelocalized exciton state, emission that engages electrodynamic coupling through quantum interference, and correlated photon emission from the two components of the pair. Each possibility is investigated, in detail, by examination of the emission signal via explicit coupling of the nanoemitter pair with a photodetector, enabling calculations to give predictive results in a form directly tailored for experiment. The analysis incorporates both near- and far-field properties (determined from the detector-pair displacement), so that the framework is applicable not only to a conventional remote detector, but also a near-field microscope setup. The results prove strongly dependent on geometry and selection rules. This work paves the way for a broader investigation of pairwise coupling effects in the optical emission from structured nanoemitter arrays.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Physical and Analytical Chemistry (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Chemistry of Light and Energy
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Photonics and Quantum Science
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 10:46
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2023 13:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/49388
DOI: 10.1117/12.2022006


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