Nonlinear optovibronics in molecular systems

Q. Zhang, M. Asjad, M. Reitz, C. Sommer, B. Gurlek, C. Genes

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We analytically tackle optovibronic interactions in molecular systems driven by either classical or quantum light fields. In particular, we examine a simple model of molecules with two relevant electronic levels, characterized by potential landscapes with different positions of minima along the internuclear coordinates and of varying curvatures. Such systems exhibit an electron-vibron interaction, which can be composed of linear and quadratic terms in the vibrational displacement. By employing a combination of conditional displacement and squeezing operators, we present analytical expressions based on a quantum Langevin equations approach, to describe the emission and absorption spectra of such nonlinear molecular systems. Furthermore, we examine the imprint of the quadratic interactions onto the transmission properties of a cavity-molecule system within the collective strong-coupling regime of cavity quantum electrodynamics.

Original languageBritish English
Article number023714
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2024


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