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2 January 1995 Coherent nuclear motion and exciton state dynamics in photosynthetic light-harvesting pigment proteins
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Proceedings Volume 2370, 5th International Conference on Laser Applications in Life Sciences; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.197447
Event: Laser Applications in Life Sciences: 5th International Conference, 1994, Minsk, Belarus
Abstract
We have used approximately 40 fs pulses from a Ti:sapphire laser to investigate the ultrafast energy transfer and relaxation dynamics in the light-harvesting pigment-proteins of photosynthetic purple bacteria. Our results reveal two new features, not earlier observed in light-harvesting pigments: (1) ultrafast relaxation characterized by a time constant of approximately 20 fs, which we interpret as interexciton state relaxation; (2) coherent nuclear motions. These new results are challenging the applicability of the `standard' Forster theory to the excitation transfer in photosynthetic antennae which motivated us to examine a more detailed description of the dynamics.
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Toenu Pullertis, M. Chachisvilis, I. I. Fedchenia, M. R. Jones, C. N. Hunter, Sven Larsson, and Villy Sundstrom "Coherent nuclear motion and exciton state dynamics in photosynthetic light-harvesting pigment proteins", Proc. SPIE 2370, 5th International Conference on Laser Applications in Life Sciences, (2 January 1995); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.197447
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