Molecular plasmonics: The role of rovibrational molecular states in exciton-plasmon materials under strong-coupling conditions

  title={Molecular plasmonics: The role of rovibrational molecular states in exciton-plasmon materials under strong-coupling conditions},
  author={Maxim Sukharev and Eric Charron},
  journal={Physical Review B},
We extend the model of exciton-plasmon materials to include a ro-vibrational structure of molecules using wave-packet propagations on electronic potential energy surfaces. The new model replaces conventional two-level emitters with more complex molecules allowing to examine the influence of alignment and vibrational dynamics on strong coupling with surface plasmon-polaritons. We apply the model to a hybrid system comprising a thin layer of molecules placed on top of a periodic array of slits… 

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