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Zero-Phonon Line: transition without creation or destruction of phonons Phonon Wing: at T = 0 K, creation of one or more phonons 7. Optical Spectroscopy.

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1 Zero-Phonon Line: transition without creation or destruction of phonons Phonon Wing: at T = 0 K, creation of one or more phonons 7. Optical Spectroscopy at Cryogenic Temperatures

2 Mirror Image Absorption and fluorescence spectra are related by a mirror symmetry around the 0-0 transition

3 Intensity and Width of ZPL Intensity decreases steeply with T Width limited by excited-state lifetime and dephasing (thermal fluctuations)

4 Inhomogeneous Broadening Disorder and defects cause a spread of electronic transition frequencies

5 Single-Molecule Spectroscopy Spectral selection of single molecules

6 The first optical detection of a single molecule, via absorption (W. E. Moerner and L. Kador, Phys. Rev. Lett. 62 (1989) 2535) Detection of single molecules by fluorescence excitation (M. Orrit and J. Bernard, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65 (1990) 2716)

7 8. Two-Level System in a Laser Field Detuning from resonance Rabi frequency

8 Optical Saturation Saturation of the fluorescence excitation line of a single dibenzoterrylene molecule in a naphthalene crystal Maximum intensity and width as functions of the laser power

9 Transients: Optical Nutation Nutation transients without (left) and with (right) coherence damping

10 Antibunching histograms Antibunching at low temperature (left, pentacene in p-terphenyl) and at room temperature (right, terrylene in p-terphenyl)

11 Quantum Optics Light Shift of the optical transition Correlation histograms of a single-photon source

12 9. Triplet State(s) Only one triplet level: correlation function Two sublevels:

13 On- and Off-time Statistics From: Th. Basché, S. Kummer, Ch. Bräuchle, Nature 373 (1995) 132

14 Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance Microwave transfers populations between triplet sublevels, modifying the average fluorescence intensity … here for a pentacene molecule in a p-terphenyl crystal,

15 … or changing the off-time statistics, here for terrylene in p-terphenyl, A. C. J. Brouwer et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 80 (1998) 3944.

16 Single nuclear spins ODMR of fully deuterated single pentacene molecules containing only C12 atoms (left), or one C13 atom in two different positions (center, right). The splitting is due to the nuclear spin J. Köhler et al., Science 268, 1995,1457.

17 10. External Fields Stark effect quadratic …or linear.

18 Shift of single terrylene molecule lines under modification of the carrier gas in a semiconductor (ITO) by an applied sawtooth voltage

19 Low-frequency localized acoustic modes

20 11. Spectral Diffusion Jumps or drift of the ZPL in spectrum Two-level Systems in Glasses Evidence for a single TLS in the correlation of a terrylene molecule in polyethylene

21 Spectral jumps in p-terphenyl crystals a: p-terphenyl b: terrylene Crystal structure 4 spectroscopic sites of terrylene in p-terphenyl

22 Spectral diffusion close to domain walls W. P. Ambrose et al. J. Chem. Phys. 95 (1991) Wall = 2D lattice of 2-level systems Random jumps spectral diffusion

23 12. Interacting Single Molecules Contact interactions Electron exchange Dipole-dipole coupling leads to ¨FRET, excitonic coupling

24 Exciton coupling in a dimer Energies

25 Bacterial Light-Harvesting Complex B800 ring B850 ring

26 Excitation spectra of single LH2’s Ensemble Individual Complexes A. van Oijen et al., Science 285 (1999) 400.

27 Exciton coupling in the B850 ring k=0 exciton k= ± 1 excitons split by distortion

28 Two Quasi-Resonant Molecules A new two-photon resonance appears at high laser intensity between two single- molecule lines C. Hettich et al., Science 298 (2002) 386.

29 Two-photon resonance Excitation of Molecule 1 Excitation of Molecule 2 Molecules are coupled!

30 13. Other Single Molecule Experiments Studies of soft matter and materials Other emitters, SC nanocrystals, color centers Blinking statistics Non-fluo. optical detection methods Photothermal detection Pump-probe and other nonlinear spectroscopies

31 Conclusion SM Microscopy at room T: –biophysics –material science SM Spectroscopy at room and low T: –molecular physics –quantum optics –solid state physics


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