Control of Quantum Correlations in Tailored Matter
SFB/TRR 21 - Stuttgart, Ulm, Tübingen
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Project C11:
Quantum coherence in light-harvesting complexes

Quantum coherence in light-harvesting complexes


In this project we will explore the quantum dynamical properties of biological systems with a particular emphasis on membranes composed of large numbers of light-harvesting complexes. We will use the ability to control the structure of light-harvesting complexes and their spatial arrangements to engineer this form of interacting quantum system and to investigate, both theoretically and experimentally, the interplay between coherent and incoherent mechanisms of energy transfer.

Project leaders

Prof. Dr. Robin Ghosh, Biologisches Institut, Universität Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. Susana Huelga, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Ulm

Prof. Dr. Fedor Jelezko, Institut für Quantenoptik, Universität Ulm

Prof. Dr. Martin B. Plenio, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Ulm

Refs & Publications

Open systems with error bounds: spin boson model with spectral density variations.
"F. Mascherpa, A. Smirne, M.B. Plenio, S.F. Huelga"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 100401 (2017); doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.100401

J. Lim, D.J. Ing, J. Rosskopf, J. Jeske, J.H. Cole, S.F. Huelga, M.B. Plenio
"Signatures of correlated noise and non-secular effects in two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy."
J. Chem. Phys. 146, 024109 (2017); doi: 10.1063/1.4973975

A. de Sio, F. Troiani, J. Rehault, E. Sommer, J. Lim, S.F. Huelga, M.B. Plenio, M. Maiuri, G. Cerullo, E. Molinari, Ch. Lienau
"Tracking the coherent generation of polaron pairs in conjugated polymers."
Nature Comm. 7, 13742 (2016); doi: 10.1038/ncomms13742

S. Oviedo, J. Prior, A.W. Chin, R. Rosenbach, S.F. Huelga and M.B. Plenio
"Phase-dependent exciton transport and non-equilibrium energy harvesting from thermal environments"
Phys. Rev. A Rapid Comm., 93 , 020102 (2016); arXiv:1506.08151

N. Killoran, S.F. Huelga and M.B. Plenio
"Enhancing light-harvesting power with non-classical vibrational interactions: A quantum heat engine picture"
J. Chem. Phys., 143 , 155102 (2015); arXiv:1412.4136

N. Killoran, S.F. Huelga and M.B. Plenio.
"Enhancing light-harvesting power with non-classical vibrational interactions: A quantum heat engine picture."
J. Chem. Phys. 143, 155102 (2015); doi: 10.1063/1.4932307

C. Schroeder, F. Caycedo-Soler, S.F. Huelga and M.B. Plenio
"Optical signatures of quantum delocalization over extended domains in photosynthetic membranes is witnessed by polarized light excitation"
J. Phys. Chem. Part A, 119 , 9043 – 9050 (2015); arXiv:1505.05485

J. Lim, D. Palecek, F. Caycedo-Soler, C.N. Lincoln, J. Prior, H. v. Berlepsch, S.F. Huelga, M.B. Plenio, D. Zigmantas, and J. Hauer
"Verification of the vibronic origin of long-lived coherence in an artificial molecular light harvester"
Nature Comm., 6 , 7755 (2015); arXiv:1502.01717; doi: 10.1038/ncomms8755

F. Caycedo-Soler, C.A. Schroeder, C. Autenrieth, R. Ghosh, S.F. Huelga, M.B. Plenio
"Quantum delocalization directs antenna absorption to photosynthetic reaction centers."
arXiv: 1504.05470

A.J. Häußler, P. Heller, L.P. McGuinness, B. Naydenov, F. Jelezko
"Optical depth localization of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond with nanometer accuracy"
Optics Express 22, 29986-29995 (2014); doi: 10.1364/OE.22.029986

S. Hoyer, F. Caruso, S. Montangero, M. Sarovar, T. Calarco, M.B. Plenio and B. Whaley
"Realistic and verifiable coherent control of excitonic states in a light harvesting complex"
New J. Phys. 16, 045007 (2014); arXiv:1307.4807; doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/16/4/045007