Anomalous scaling properties of optical excitations in random media

Alexander L. Burin*, Mark A. Ratner

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The eigenstates of small radius molecular excitations, coupled by the resonant dipole-dipole interaction, are examined for a system of random resonant centers. Anomalous scaling properties are seen even in the absence of external disordering, i.e. their properties are intermediate between localized and `true' delocalized states. The effective transport properties of excitations can be described in terms of anomalous diffusion, with a distance dependent diffusion coefficient scaling as D to approximately 1/R. This anomalous behavior agrees with our simulation of boundary quenching of excitons and with the related experiment on organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-602
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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