Date of Completion
Quantum dots, Single photon sources, Metal nanoparticles, Plasmon-Exciton coupling, Photon Antibunching
Dr. Jing Zhao
Dr. Xudong Yao
Dr. Yu Lei
Field of Study
Doctor of Philosophy
Recent scientific progress has resulted in the development of sophisticated hybrid nanostructures composed of semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots, QDs) and metal nanoparticles (MNPs). These hybrid structures open up new possibilities for developing next generation nanoscale optoelectronic devices that combine the best attributes of each component material.The optical response of MNPs is dominated by surface plasmon resonances which create large local electromagnetic field enhancements. When coupled to surrounding semiconductor components, the enhanced local electric field results in strong absorption/emission, alteration in emission decay rates, enhancement in exciton emission and other interesting non-linear effects (multiphoton generation). Although hybrid nanostructures are poised to be utilized in a variety of applications, serious hurdles for the design of new devices still remain. These difficulties largely result from a poor understanding of how the structural components interact at the nanoscale. These synergetic interactions strongly depend on the exact composition and geometry of the structure, and therefore, a quantitative comparison between theory and experiment is often difficult to achieve.
My dissertation work primarily focuses on paving a bridge between the experimental and theoretical studies and the mechanisms involved in exciton and multiexciton emission dynamics of single QDs in presence of plasmonic nanostructures by careful consideration of different parameters which significantly affect the interaction between these nanoparticles at a single particle level.
DEY, SWAYANDIPTA, "Plasmonic Effect on Exciton and Multiexciton Dynamics of Quantum Dots near Metal Nanostructures" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations. 1511.