Theory of excitation transfer in coupled nanostructures from quantum dots to light harvesting complexes

Marten Richter, Kwang Jun Ahn, Andreas Knorr, Andrei Schliwa, Dieter Bimberg, Mohamed Madjet, Thomas Renger

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Spatially localized but electromagnetically coupled electrons are model systems for excitation transfer on nanoscales. A unified description of coupled semiconductor quantum dots and coupled cholorophylls in light harvesting complexes is presented, considering Coulomb interaction including excitonic Forster-coupling and (bi-) excitonic shifts as well as electron-phonon interaction. Linear absorption spectra are calculated and principles for the description of third order optical nonlinearities are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2302-2310
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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