Laser pulse control of exciton dynamics in a biological

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Femtosecond laser pulse control of exciton dynamics in a biological chromophore complex is studied theoretically. The computations use the optimal control theory specified to open quantum systems and formulated in the framework of the rotating wave approximation. Based on the laser pulse induced formation of an excitonic wave packet the possibility to localize excitation energy at a certain chromophore within a photosynthetic antenna system (FMO complex of green bacteria) is investigated. Details of exciton dynamics driven by a polarization shaped pulse are discussed. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics


  • frenkel excitons, optimal control theory, open system dynamics, light harvesting systems
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-377
JournalJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Chemical Physics (S) (011001060)