Quantum state tuning of energy transfer in a correlated environment

Francesca Fassioli, Ahsan Nazir, Alexandra Olaya-Castro

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    We investigate multichromophoric energy transfer allowing for bath-induced fluctuations at different sites to be correlated. As a prototype system, we consider a light-harvesting antenna surrounding a reaction center. We show that the interplay between quantum coherence and correlated fluctuations can generate a room-temperature transfer process featuring a marked dependence on the degree of symmetry and delocalization of the initial exciton state. Our work illustrates how these quantum features could support fine-tuning of energy transfer efficiencies in closely packed natural and artificial light-harvesting complexes. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2139-2143
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2010

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