Superradiant lasing from J-aggregated molecules adsorbed onto colloidal silver
Akins, D. L.
Applied Physics Letters
American Institute of Physics
1949 - 1951
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The picosecond time-resolved emission spectrum of the cyanine dye 1,18-diethyl-3,38- bis-~3-sulfopropyl!-5,58,6,68-tetrachlorobenzimidazolocarbocyanine ~also known as BIC! adsorbed onto colloidal silver was examined as a function of laser pulse energy at room temperature. BIC is found to aggregate on colloidal silver, and the number of coherently responding molecules involved in the one-exciton state ~i.e., the coherence length! was estimated to involve 8–9 molecules. Lasing at a remarkably low incident pulse energy threshold was found for this system and explained in terms of a mechanism involving superradiant states created in coherently coupled adsorbed molecules that emit photons which stimulate emission from other spatially distributed superradiant states. © 1998 American Institute of Physics.
KeywordsGeographic distri adsorption
Picosecond time resolved emission