Single-molecule spectroscopy near structured dielectrics

@article{Henkel1998SinglemoleculeSN,
  title={Single-molecule spectroscopy near structured dielectrics},
  author={C. Henkel and V. Sandoghdar},
  journal={Optics Communications},
  year={1998},
  volume={158},
  pages={250-262}
}
  • C. Henkel, V. Sandoghdar
  • Published 1998
  • Physics
  • Optics Communications
  • Abstract We present an analytical approach to the calculation of the linewidth and lineshift of an atom or molecule in the near field of a structured dielectric surface. For soft surface corrugations with amplitude λ /50, we find variations of the linewidth in the ten percent region. More strikingly, the shift of the molecular resonance can reach several natural linewidths. We demonstrate that the lateral resolution is of the order of the molecule–surface distance. We give a semiquantitative… CONTINUE READING
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