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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 760–762

Revisiting strong coupling between a single molecule and surface plasmons

Mykhaylo M. Dvoynenko and Juen-Kai Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 760-762 (2013)

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Strong coupling between a single molecule and surface plasmons is reexamined with a microscopic classical formulation in local and nonlocal responses of metal. In the case of local response, we show that strong single molecule-plasmon coupling can occur in the UV range for a silver particle with a molecule-metal separation of 1 nm or smaller, where the real part of the dielectric function of silver approaches 1. With the nonlocal response consideration, strong coupling happens at shorter molecule-metal distances. The result shows that Rabi splitting can occur even without a resonator.

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OCIS Codes
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.5610) Other areas of optics : Radiation

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: December 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2013
Published: February 27, 2013

Mykhaylo M. Dvoynenko and Juen-Kai Wang, "Revisiting strong coupling between a single molecule and surface plasmons," Opt. Lett. 38, 760-762 (2013)

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