Simulating Quantum Light-Matter Interaction for Complex Systems in Optical Cavities

dc.contributor.advisorBittner, Eric R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLubchenko, Vassiliy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBrgoch, Jakoah
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWu, Judy I-Chia
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSilva, Carlos
dc.creatorYounas, Nosheen
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-04T02:56:44Z
dc.date.available2021-08-04T02:56:44Z
dc.date.createdDecember 2020
dc.date.issued2020-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2020
dc.date.updated2021-08-04T02:56:46Z
dc.description.abstractLight-matter interaction is typically modeled in a semi-classical fashion where a classical electromagnetic field interacts with quantized matter. Although it is a powerful approach, it overlooks quantum mechanical features of light. A fully quantum mechanical treatment can be useful for probing the complex interactions within the matter. This project aims at modeling a fully quantum light-matter interaction in an open quantum system approach. The studied systems consist of material samples placed inside optical cavities that help enhance light-matter interaction as well as control the properties of light. The results reveal signatures of different intra-material interactions on the light emitted from the cavity. Particularly, the investigations focus on the effect of these interaction on spectral properties and statistical correlations of the emitted photons. Finally, a sample of much experimental and theoretical interest, the Light Harvesting Complex II, is studied with this approach. Ultimately, the relationships between observable properties of emitted light and intra-material interactions developed in these investigations can open new pathways for spectroscopy.
dc.description.departmentChemistry, Department of
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/7992
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsThe author of this work is the copyright owner. UH Libraries and the Texas Digital Library have their permission to store and provide access to this work. Further transmission, reproduction, or presentation of this work is prohibited except with permission of the author(s).
dc.subjectlight matter interaction
dc.subjectOpen quantum system
dc.subjectoptical cavity
dc.subjectlight harvesting complex
dc.subjectpolariton dynamics
dc.titleSimulating Quantum Light-Matter Interaction for Complex Systems in Optical Cavities
dc.type.dcmiText
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
thesis.degree.departmentChemistry, Department of
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistry
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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