Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2019
Volume 64, Number 2
Monday–Friday, March 4–8, 2019; Boston, Massachusetts
Session C20: First-principles Modeling of Excited-state Phenomena in Materials III: Recent Advances in Excited State Formalisms
2:30 PM–5:30 PM,
Monday, March 4, 2019
BCEC Room: 157A
Sponsoring Units: DCOMP DMP
Chair: Felipe Da Jornada, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Abstract: C20.00011 : First principles approaches to strong light-matter coupling
4:54 PM–5:06 PM
In this talk, we review recent developments and show how collective Rabi splitting under strong light-matter coupling emerges for CO2 molecules in optical cavities. Further, we use this novel framework to study how the potential-energy surfaces (PES) of a CO bond stretching in an ensemble of Formaldehyde molecules is modified under collective strong-light matter coupling, demonstrating the novel abilities to alter and open new chemical reaction pathways as well as to create new hybrid states of light and matter in this regime .
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 J. Flick, P. Narang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 113002 (2018).
 J. Flick, A. Winniki, P. Narang (in preparation) (2018).
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