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Ultrafast exciton dynamics in molecular systems

Brüggemann, Ben LU ; Tsivlin, D. and May, V. (2007) Workshop on Quanturm Dynamics of Complex Molecular Systems p.31-55
Abstract
The theory of subpicosecond Frenkel exciton dynamics in molecular systems is reviewed with emphasis on a stepwise imp loved description of the coupling to intra- and intermolecular vibrations. After introducing the concept of multiexciton states the motion of electronic Frenkel excitons as they appear in light harvesting antennae of photosynthetic organisms is discussed. The description is based on a multiexciton density matrix theory which accounts for the exciton-vibrational coupling in a perturbative manner. Some improvements of this density matrix theory as suggested in literature are shortly mentioned. Afterwards, vibrational Frenkel excitons as found in polypeptides are considered. By utilizing the multiconfiguration time-dependent... (More)
The theory of subpicosecond Frenkel exciton dynamics in molecular systems is reviewed with emphasis on a stepwise imp loved description of the coupling to intra- and intermolecular vibrations. After introducing the concept of multiexciton states the motion of electronic Frenkel excitons as they appear in light harvesting antennae of photosynthetic organisms is discussed. The description is based on a multiexciton density matrix theory which accounts for the exciton-vibrational coupling in a perturbative manner. Some improvements of this density matrix theory as suggested in literature are shortly mentioned. Afterwards, vibrational Frenkel excitons as found in polypeptides are considered. By utilizing the multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree method an exact description of the coupling to longitudinal vibrations of the peptide chain becomes possible. The discussion of the computed transient infrared absorption spectra is supported by the introduction of adiabatic single- and two-exciton states. (Less)
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Quantum Dynamics of Complex Molecular Systems
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0172-6218
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10.1007/978-3-540-34460-5_2
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  abstract     = {The theory of subpicosecond Frenkel exciton dynamics in molecular systems is reviewed with emphasis on a stepwise imp loved description of the coupling to intra- and intermolecular vibrations. After introducing the concept of multiexciton states the motion of electronic Frenkel excitons as they appear in light harvesting antennae of photosynthetic organisms is discussed. The description is based on a multiexciton density matrix theory which accounts for the exciton-vibrational coupling in a perturbative manner. Some improvements of this density matrix theory as suggested in literature are shortly mentioned. Afterwards, vibrational Frenkel excitons as found in polypeptides are considered. By utilizing the multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree method an exact description of the coupling to longitudinal vibrations of the peptide chain becomes possible. The discussion of the computed transient infrared absorption spectra is supported by the introduction of adiabatic single- and two-exciton states.},
  author       = {Brüggemann, Ben and Tsivlin, D. and May, V.},
  booktitle    = {Quantum Dynamics of Complex Molecular Systems},
  isbn         = {978-3-540-34460-5},
  issn         = {0172-6218},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {31--55},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Ultrafast exciton dynamics in molecular systems},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-34460-5_2},
  doi          = {10.1007/978-3-540-34460-5_2},
  year         = {2007},
}