Phonon signatures in photon correlations

Humphries, Ben S., Green, Dale ORCID:, Borgh, Magnus O. ORCID: and Jones, Garth A. (2023) Phonon signatures in photon correlations. Physical Review Letters, 131 (14). ISSN 0031-9007

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We show that the second-order, two-time correlation functions for phonons and photons emitted from a vibronic molecule in a thermal bath result in bunching and antibunching (a purely quantum effect), respectively. Signatures relating to phonon exchange with the environment are revealed in photon-photon correlations. We demonstrate that cross-correlation functions have a strong dependence on the order of detection giving insight into how phonon dynamics influences the emission of light. This work offers new opportunities to investigate quantum effects in condensed-phase molecular systems.

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Additional Information: Data availability: Data used in this publication available at Funding information: B. S. H. thanks the Faculty of Science, University of East Anglia, for studentship funding. G. A. J. and D. G., and M. O. B. acknowledge support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under Grants No. EP/V00817X/1 and No. EP/V03832X/1, respectively. Acknowledgements: The research presented in this Letter was carried out on the High Performance Computing Cluster supported by the Research and Specialist Computing Support service at the University of East Anglia. The authors express their gratitude to Dr. Kayn Forbes for discussion.
Uncontrolled Keywords: quant-ph,physics.chem-ph,physics and astronomy(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
Faculty of Science > School of Physics
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Photonics and Quantum Science
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Quantum Fluids
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Chemistry of Light and Energy
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2023 15:30
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2023 02:23
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.131.143601


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