Journal article

Controlling resonance energy transfer in nanostructure emitters by positioning near a mirror

Dilusha Weeraddana, Malin Premaratne, Sarath D Gunapala, David L Andrews

The Journal of Chemical Physics | AMER INST PHYSICS | Published : 2017


The ability to control light-matter interactions in quantum objects opens up many avenues for new applications. We look at this issue within a fully quantized framework using a fundamental theory to describe mirror-assisted resonance energy transfer (RET) in nanostructures. The process of RET communicates electronic excitation between suitably disposed donor and acceptor particles in close proximity, activated by the initial excitation of the donor. Here, we demonstrate that the energy transfer rate can be significantly controlled by careful positioning of the RET emitters near a mirror. The results deliver equations that elicit new insights into the associated modification of virtual photon..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The work of D.W. is supported by the Monash University Institute of Graduate Research. The work of M.P. is supported by the Australian Research Council, through its Discovery Grant No. DP140100883.