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