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Large emission enhancement and emergence of strong coupling with plasmons in nanoassemblies: Role of quantum interactions and finite emitter size

By Riya Dutta, Kritika Jain, Murugesan Venkatapathi and J K Basu


The Purcell effect has been the basis for several decades in understanding enhancement of photonic efficiency and decay rates of emitters through their coupling to cavity modes and metal nanostructures. However, it is not clear whether this regime of radiative enhancements can be extended to ultrasmall nanoparticle sizes or interparticle distances. Here we report large radiative enhancements of quantum dot assemblies with extremely small metal nanoparticles and emitter-particle separations R of a few nanometers, where Purcell effect would lead to either no enhancements or quenching. We invoke a new regime of radiative enhancements to explain the experimental data and also correctly predict the emergence of strong coupling below certain R, as observed in experiments. In addition, we show that the widely used point emitter approximations diverge from actual observations in the case of finite size emitters at such small separations

Topics: Computational and Data Sciences, Physics
Year: 2019
DOI identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevB.100.155413
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