Comment on "frequency-domain stimulated and spontaneous light emission signals at molecular junctions" [J. Chem. Phys. 141, 074107 (2014)]

Michael Galperin, Mark A. Ratner, Abraham Nitzan

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We discuss the derivation of the optical response in molecular junctions presented by U. Harbola et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 141, 074107 (2014)], which questions some terms in the theory of Raman scattering in molecular junctions developed in our earlier publications. We show that the terms considered in our theory represent the correct contribution to calculated Raman scattering and are in fact identical to those considered by Harbola et al. We also indicate drawbacks of the presented approach in treating the quantum transport part of the problem.

Original languageEnglish
Article number137101
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Apr 7 2015


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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