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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 16175–16182

Coherent optical spectroscopy of a hybrid nanocrystal complex embedded in a nanomechanical resonator

Huan Wang and Ka-Di Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 16175-16182 (2010)

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We have theoretically investigated a hybrid nanocrystal complex consisted of a metal nanoparticle (MNP) and a semiconductor quantum dot (SQD) embedded in a nanomechanical resonator in the simultaneous presence of a strong control field and a weak probe field. It is shown that the resonance amplification peak of the probe spectrum will enhance dramatically due to the coupling of the plasmon, exciton and nanomechanical resonator. The enhancement increases significantly with decreasing the distance between the metal nanoparticle and a quantum dot, which implies the strong plasmon enhancement effect in this coupled system. The results obtained here may have the potential applications such as tunable Raman lasers and bio-sensors.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: May 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2010
Published: July 15, 2010

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Huan Wang and Ka-Di Zhu, "Coherent optical spectroscopy of a hybrid nanocrystal complex embedded in a nanomechanical resonator," Opt. Express 18, 16175-16182 (2010)

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