Analytical study of optical activity of chiral-shape nanocrystals

Nikita Vladimirovich Tepliakov, Anvar S. Baimuratov, Alexander V Baranov, Anatoly V Fedorov, Ivan D. Rukhlenko

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We present here a simple quantum-mechanical model that describes interband optical activity of cubical semiconductor nanocrystals with chiral shape irregularities. Using the developed model, we derive the analytical expression for the rotatory strengths of interband transitions and show that the circular dichroism spectra of the chiral-shape nanocrystal consists only of the electric dipole allowed transitions. Taking into account the splitting of the valence band, one can interpret experimental circular dichroism spectra using just a few fitting parameters. The results of our study may prove useful for various branches of nanophotonics, chiral chemistry, and biomedicine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcededings of SPIE - Quantum Dots and Nanostructures: Growth, Characterization, and Modeling XIV
Subtitle of host publication30–31 January, 2017, San Francisco, California, United States
EditorsDiana L. Huffaker, Holger Eisele
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781510606708
ISBN (Print)9781510606692
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventQuantum Dots and Nanostructures: Growth, Characterization, and Modeling XIV 2017 - San Francisco, United States of America
Duration: 30 Jan 201731 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings
PublisherS P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceQuantum Dots and Nanostructures: Growth, Characterization, and Modeling XIV 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Francisco


  • Circular dichroism
  • enantiomorphism
  • nanorods
  • quantum dots
  • surface defects

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