F05.00008. Remote Control of Chemistry in Optical Cavities

Presented by: Matthew Du


Quantum states in different molecules can be hybridized by strong light-matter interaction. This phenomenon has been previously harnessed to realize long-range energy transfer between organic chromophores separated by optical length scales. Here, we propose a remote control of chemistry whereby photoexcitation of molecules in one optical microcavity influences the photochemical reactivity of molecules in another microcavity. For the infrared-induced cis-to-trans conformational isomerization of nitrous acid (HONO), we show that the proposed strategy leads to enhancement of the reaction efficiency by an order of magnitude.


  • Matthew Du
  • Raphael Ribeiro
  • Joel Yuen-Zhou


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