The fundamental role of quantized vibrations in coherent light harvesting by cryptophyte algae.

  title={The fundamental role of quantized vibrations in coherent light harvesting by cryptophyte algae.},
  author={Avinash Kolli and Edward J. O'Reilly and Gregory D. Scholes and Alexandra Olaya-Castro},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={137 17},
The influence of fast vibrations on energy transfer and conversion in natural molecular aggregates is an issue of central interest. This article shows the important role of high-energy quantized vibrations and their non-equilibrium dynamics for energy transfer in photosynthetic systems with highly localized excitonic states. We consider the cryptophyte antennae protein phycoerythrin 545 and show that coupling to quantized vibrations, which are quasi-resonant with excitonic transitions is… 

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