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Title: Modeling molecule-plasmon interactions using quantized radiation fields within time-dependent electronic structure theory

We present a combined cavity quantum electrodynamics/ab initio electronic structure approach for simulating plasmon-molecule interactions in the time domain. The simple Jaynes-Cummings-type model Hamiltonian typically utilized in such simulations is replaced with one in which the molecular component of the coupled system is treated in a fully ab initio way, resulting in a computationally efficient description of general plasmon-molecule interactions. Mutual polarization effects are easily incorporated within a standard ground-state Hartree-Fock computation, and time-dependent simulations carry the same formal computational scaling as real-time time-dependent Hartree-Fock theory. As a proof of principle, we apply this generalized method to the emergence of a Fano-like resonance in coupled molecule-plasmon systems; this feature is quite sensitive to the nanoparticle-molecule separation and the orientation of the molecule relative to the polarization of the external electric field.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4390 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493285
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 143; Journal Issue: 21; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; GROUND STATES; HAMILTONIANS; HARTREE-FOCK METHOD; MOLECULES; ORIENTATION; PLASMONS; POLARIZATION; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; RESONANCE; TIME DEPENDENCE