Engineering directed excitonic energy transfer

Perdomo, Alejandro; Vogt, Leslie; Najmaie, Ali; Aspuru-Guzik, Alan
March 2010
Applied Physics Letters;3/1/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 9, p093114
Academic Journal
We provide an intuitive platform for engineering exciton transfer dynamics. We show that careful consideration of the spectral density, which describes the system-bath interaction, leads to opportunities to engineer exciton transfer. Since excitons in nanostructures are proposed for use in quantum information processing and artificial photosynthetic designs, our approach paves the way for engineering a wide range of desired exciton dynamics. We carefully describe the validity of the model and use experimentally relevant material parameters to show counter-intuitive examples of directed exciton transfer in a linear chain of quantum dots.


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