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Optical response and bistability of a thin film consisting of molecular aggregates
Author(s): A. A. Bogdanov; A. I. Zaitsev
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Paper Abstract

A four-level model, involving the ground, one-exciton and two-exciton states as well as a high-lying molecular term through which the two-exciton state annihilates, is used for analyzing the bistable optical response of a thin film built up of oriented molecular aggregates. We focus on the effects of inhomogeneous broadening of the exciton optical transitions and exciton-exciton annihilation on bistability of the thin film response. It turns out that the inhomogeneous broadening, preventing generally the occurrence of bistability, may be suppressed considerably due to a fast exciton-exciton annihilation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5402, International Workshop on Quantum Optics 2003, (20 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.562197
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A. A. Bogdanov, Herzen State Pedagogical Univ. of Russia (Russia)
A. I. Zaitsev, Herzen State Pedagogical Univ. of Russia (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5402:
International Workshop on Quantum Optics 2003
Vitaly V. Samartsev, Editor(s)

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