Quantum state tuning of energy transfer in a correlated environment

  • Fassioli F
  • Nazir A
  • Olaya-Castro A
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Abstract

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.

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Authors

  • Francesca Fassioli

  • Ahsan Nazir

  • Alexandra Olaya-Castro

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