Enhancing light-harvesting power with coherent vibrational interactions: A quantum heat engine picture.

  title={Enhancing light-harvesting power with coherent vibrational interactions: A quantum heat engine picture.},
  author={Nathan Killoran and Susana F. Huelga and Martin Bodo Plenio},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={143 15},
Recent evidence suggests that quantum effects may have functional importance in biological light-harvesting systems. Along with delocalized electronic excitations, it is now suspected that quantum coherent interactions with certain near-resonant vibrations may contribute to light-harvesting performance. However, the actual quantum advantage offered by such coherent vibrational interactions has not yet been established. We investigate a quantum design principle, whereby coherent exchange of… 

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