Microscopic modeling of the effect of phonons on the optical properties of solid-state emitters

Ariel Norambuena, Sebastián A. Reyes, José Mejía-Lopéz, A. Gali, Jerónimo R. Maze

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Abstract

Understanding the effect of vibrations in optically active nanosystems is crucial for successfully implementing applications in molecular-based electro-optical devices, quantum information communications, single photon sources, and fluorescent markers for biological measurements. Here, we present a first-principles microscopic description of the role of phonons on the isotopic shift presented in the optical emission spectrum associated to the negatively charged silicon-vacancy color center in diamond. We use the spin-boson model and estimate the electron-phonon interactions using a symmetrized molecular description of the electronic states and a force-constant model to describe molecular vibrations. Group theoretical arguments and dynamical symmetry breaking are presented in order to explain the optical properties of the zero-phonon line and the isotopic shift of the phonon sideband.

Original languageEnglish
Article number134305
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume94
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2016

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Microscopic modeling of the effect of phonons on the optical properties of solid-state emitters. / Norambuena, Ariel; Reyes, Sebastián A.; Mejía-Lopéz, José; Gali, A.; Maze, Jerónimo R.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 94, No. 13, 134305, 18.10.2016.

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Norambuena, Ariel ; Reyes, Sebastián A. ; Mejía-Lopéz, José ; Gali, A. ; Maze, Jerónimo R. / Microscopic modeling of the effect of phonons on the optical properties of solid-state emitters. In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 2016 ; Vol. 94, No. 13.
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