František Šanda

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Multitime correlation functions provide useful probes for the ensembles of trajectories underlying the stochastic dynamics of complex systems. These can be obtained by measuring their optical response to sequences of ultrashort optical pulse. Using the continuous time random walk model for spectral diffusion, we analyze the signatures of anomalous(More)
The stochastic Liouville equations are employed to investigate the combined signatures of chemical exchange (two-state jump) and spectral diffusion (coupling to an overdamped Brownian oscillator) in the coherent response of an anharmonic vibration to three femtosecond infrared pulses. Simulations reproduce the main features recently observed in the OD(More)
The initial energy transfer steps in photosynthesis occur on ultrafast timescales. We analyze the carotenoid to bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer in LH2 Marichromatium purpuratum as well as in an artificial light-harvesting dyad system by using transient grating and two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy with 10 fs time resolution. We find that(More)
Quantum effects on multitime distributions and correlation functions of single objects, stemming from both the dynamics and repeated measurements, are calculated for a driven harmonic system using a superoperator generating functional formalism. Marked differences between multipoint observables associated with classical and quantum measurements are(More)
We propose to study the origin of algebraic decay of two-point correlation functions observed in glasses, proteins, and quantum dots by their nonlinear response to sequences of ultrafast laser pulses. Power-law spectral singularities and temporal relaxation in two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy signals are predicted for a continuous time random walk(More)
Long-lived oscillations in 2D spectra of chlorophylls are at the heart of an ongoing debate. Their physical origin is either a multipigment effect, such as excitonic coherence, or localized vibrations. We show how relative phase differences of diagonal-and cross-peak oscillations can distinguish between electronic and vibrational (vibronic) effects. While(More)
We revisit the line-shape theory of a single molecule with anomalous stochastic spectral diffusion. Waiting time profiles for bath induced spectral jumps in the ground and excited states become different when a molecule, probed by continuous-wave laser field, reaches the steady state. This effect is studied for the stationary dichotomic(More)
Signatures of chemical exchange and spectral diffusion in 2D photon-echo line shapes of molecular aggregates are studied using model calculations for a dimer whose Hamiltonian parameters are stochastically modulated. Cross peaks induced by chemical exchange and by exciton transport have different dynamics and distinguish two models which have the same(More)
Recursive relations are derived for nonlinear optical response functions of a two-level chromophore with stochastic frequency fluctuations described by a continuous-time random walk. Stationary ensembles are constructed and signatures of anomalous relaxation in the photon echo signal are discussed for a two state jump modulation with a power law waiting(More)