Highly efficient energy excitation transfer in light-harvesting complexes: The fundamental role of n

  title={Highly efficient energy excitation transfer in light-harvesting complexes: The fundamental role of n},
  author={Filippo Caruso and Alex W. Chin and Animesh Datta and Susana F. Huelga and Martin Bodo Plenio},
Excitation transfer through interacting systems plays an important role in many areas of physics, chemistry, and biology. The uncontrollable interaction of the transmission network with a noisy environment is usually assumed to deteriorate its transport capacity, especially so when the system is fundamentally quantum mechanical. Here we identify key mechanisms through which noise such as dephasing, perhaps counter intuitively, may actually aid transport through a dissipative network by opening… 

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