An important development on the front of Molecular Optomechanics (MO)!
The initial proposals for MO coming from the groups of Kippenberg and Galland and Aizpurua were introduced to describe off-resonant Raman scattering from molecules in plasmonic cavities. The keyword here is off-resonant, meaning that these formalisms did not consider the effect of populating excited electronic levels. The natural extension of this formalism towards resonant Raman scattering (RRS) has now been put forward in the paper entitled “Quantum description of surface-enhanced resonant Raman scattering within a hybrid-optomechanical model” published in Physical Review A.
This work was led by the former PhD student from the group in San Sebastian, now a postdoc at Harvard – Tomas Neuman, and co-authored by Ikerbasque researchers Geza Giedke and Ruben Esteban, Theory of Nanophotonics Group leader Javier Aizpurua and me.