Measuring anti-bunching Effect from Single Dye Molecules and Single Quantum Dots

Nguyen Thi Thanh Bao, Dinh Van Trung, Dang Tuyet Phuong

Abstract


Antibunching is a quantum effect demonstrating clearly the quantum nature of the radiation field. Its detection through measurements of the second order correlation function is a direct proof of the presence of single molecule or single nano particle. In this paper we present the experimental setup of the Hanbury Brown - Twiss interferometer and the measurement results of the antibunching effect from single Rhodamine B dye molecules and single CdTe quantum dots in dilute solution. By fitting the second order correlation data, we derive a fluorescence lifetime of approximately 2 ns for Rhodamine B and 45 ns for CdTe quantum dots. Our results demonstrate an alternative way for determining the fluorescence lifetime using the antibunching effect.

Keywords


Quantum dot; Rhodamine; Antibunching;

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15625/0868-3166/26/1/7806 Display counter: Abstract : 144 views. PDF : 101 views.

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