Quantum-Enhanced Capture of Photons Using Optical Ratchet States

@article{Higgins2017QuantumEnhancedCO,
  title={Quantum-Enhanced Capture of Photons Using Optical Ratchet States},
  author={K. Higgins and B. Lovett and E. Gauger},
  journal={Journal of Physical Chemistry C},
  year={2017},
  volume={121},
  pages={20714-20719}
}
  • K. Higgins, B. Lovett, E. Gauger
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry C
  • Natural and artificial light harvesting systems often operate in a regime where the flux of photons is relatively low. Besides absorbing as many photons as possible, it is paramount to prevent excitons from annihilation via photon re-emission until they have undergone an irreversible energy conversion process. Taking inspiration from photosynthetic antenna structures, we here consider ringlike systems and introduce a class of states we call ratchets: excited states capable of absorbing but not… CONTINUE READING

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