Classical emulation of molecular fluorescence and the modification of its quantum efficiency by nearby material structures

Rodolfo Diaz, D. Lim

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Abstract

It is shown that the Quantum Mechanical phenomenon of the modification of a molecule's transition rate (and therefore its quantum efficiency) by the environment it is immersed in has a classical Maxwellian analog. A classical "fluorescent molecule" is constructed as a computational model at a node of the Finite Diference Time Domain grid that resonantly absorbs a quantum of energy from a passing Maxwellian wave and stores it for a predetermined period of time before re-emitting it. Then the presence of a material structure in the neighborhood of this molecule (e.g. a short circuit at a fixed distance from the molecule) alters the rate at which the re-emitting occurs by altering the local impedance of the space around the molecule.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICEAA 2005 - 9th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications and EESC 2005 - 11th European Electromagnetic Structures Conference
Pages953-955
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventJoint 9th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2005 and 11th European Electromagnetic Structures Conference, EESC 2005 - Torino, Italy
Duration: Sep 12 2005Sep 16 2005

Publication series

NameICEAA 2005 - 9th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications and EESC 2005 - 11th European Electromagnetic Structures Conference

Other

OtherJoint 9th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2005 and 11th European Electromagnetic Structures Conference, EESC 2005
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period9/12/059/16/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiation

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