Coherent exciton-plasmon interaction in the hybrid semiconductor quantum dot and metal nanoparticle complex.

Department of Physics and Key Laboratory of Acoustic and Photonic Materials and Devices of Ministry of Education, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China.
Optics Letters (Impact Factor: 3.39). 09/2007; 32(15):2125-7. DOI: 10.1364/OL.32.002125
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