Tigran V. Shahbazyan

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We identify a new mechanism for cooperative emission of light by an ensemble of N dipoles near a metal nanostructure supporting a surface plasmon. The cross talk between emitters due to the virtual plasmon exchange leads to the formation of three plasmonic superradiant modes whose radiative decay rates scale with N, while the total radiated energy is thrice(More)
The ultrafast dynamics of surface electromagnetic waves photogenerated on aluminum film perforated with subwavelength arrays of holes was studied in the visible spectral range by the technique of transient photomodulation with approximately 100 fs time resolution. We observed a pronounced blueshift of the resonant transmission band that reveals the(More)
We study finite-size effects in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) from molecules adsorbed on small metal particles. Within an electromagnetic description of SERS, the enhancement of the Raman signal originates from the local field of the surface plasmon resonance in a nanoparticle. With decreasing particle sizes, this enhancement is reduced due to(More)
We study the role of spin correlations in nonlinear absorption due to transitions from a deep impurity level to states above a Fermi sea. We demonstrate that the Hubbard repulsion between two electrons at the impurity leads to a logarithmic divergence in chi(3) at the absorption threshold. This divergence is a manifestation of the Kondo physics in the(More)
We develop a microscopic model for fluorescence of a molecule (or semiconductor quantum dot) near a small metal nanoparticle. When a molecule is situated close to metal surface, its fluorescence is quenched due to energy transfer to the metal. We perform quantum-mechanical calculations of energy transfer rates for nanometer-sized Au nanoparticles and find(More)
We study the energy spectrum of a system of localized states coupled to a 2D electron gas in strong magnetic field. If the energy levels of localized states are close to the electron energy in the plane, the system exhibits a kind of collective behavior analogous to the Dicke effect in optics. The latter manifests itself in " trapping " of electronic states(More)