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Probing ultrafast energy transfer between excitons and plasmons in the ultrastrong coupling regime

By S. Balci, C. Kocabas, B. Kucukoz, A. Karatay, E. Akhuseyin, H. G. Yaglioglu and A. Elmali

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Cataloged from PDF version of article.We investigate ultrafast energy transfer between excitons and plasmons in ensembles of core-shell type nanoparticles consisting of metal core covered with a concentric thin J-aggregate (JA) shell. The high electric field localization by the Ag nanoprisms and the high oscillator strength of the JAs allow us to probe this interaction in the ultrastrong plasmon-exciton coupling regime. Linear and nonlinear optical properties of the coupled system have been measured using transient absorption spectroscopy revealing that the hybrid system shows half-plasmonic and half-excitonic properties. The tunability of the nanoprism plasmon resonance provides a flexible platform to study the dynamics of the hybrid state in a broad range of wavelengths. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC

Topics: Localized Surface-plasmon, Silver Nanoparticles, Nanoprisms, Nanostructures, Assemblies, Polaritons, Dynamics, Fields, States, Au
Publisher: 'AIP Publishing'
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1063/1.4892360
OAI identifier: oai:repository.bilkent.edu.tr:11693/12639
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