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Exciton-phonon interaction in one-dimensional molecular systems: application to light harvesting complexes of photosynthesis
Author(s): Vladimir I. Novoderezhkin
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Paper Abstract

Optical line shapes were calculated for photosynthetic light-harvesting complexes using general formalism of exciton-phonon interaction in molecular crystals. We analyzed the quasi one-dimensional molecular systems such as circular bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) aggregates (LH1 and LH2 complexes of purple bacteria). The theory is valid for arbitrary strong linear electron-phonon coupling covering the delocalized (free) exciton as well as localized (self- trapped) exciton limits. The theory is used to analyze the recent hole-burning data on the light- harvesting antennae of purple bacteria.

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Date Published: 2 January 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2370, 5th International Conference on Laser Applications in Life Sciences, (2 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.197417
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Vladimir I. Novoderezhkin, Scientific Research Ctr. on Technological Lasers (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2370:
5th International Conference on Laser Applications in Life Sciences
Pavel A. Apanasevich; Nikolai I. Koroteev; Sergei G. Kruglik; Victor N. Zadkov, Editor(s)

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