Collective nonlinear optical properties of disordered J-aggregates


  • Prof. Jasper Knoester

    1. Institute for Theoretical Physics, Materials Science Center University of Groningen Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen (The Netherlands)
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  • The author acknowledges many discussions with D. A. Wiersma, H. Fidder, and J. R. Durrant.


Collective molecular optical responses can be studied in detail in J-aggregates. The aggregates are usually studied in a medium having intrinsic disorder (solutions, glasses, Langmuir–Blodgett films) and therefore disorder plays an important role when modeling their properties. Here, recent progress in the theoretical treatment of the optical properties of the aggregates is reviewed.