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Role of Initial Coherence in Excitation Energy Transfer in Fenna-Matthews-Olson Complex

@article{Singh2017RoleOI,
  title={Role of Initial Coherence in Excitation Energy Transfer in Fenna-Matthews-Olson Complex},
  author={Davinder Singh and Shubhrangshu Dasgupta},
  journal={arXiv: Biological Physics},
  year={2017}
}
We theoretically show that the initial coherence plays a crucial role in enhancing the speed of excitation energy transfer (EET) in Fenna-Matthews-Olson (FMO) complex. We choose a simplistic eight-level model considering all the bacateriochlorophyll-a sites in a monomer of FMO complex. We make a comparative numerical study of the EET, in terms of non-Markovian evolution of an initial coherent superposition state and a mixed state. A femto-second coherent laser pulse is suitably chosen to create… 

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