Quantum master equation approach to exciton recurrence motion in ring-shaped aggregate complexes induced by linear- and circular-polarized laser fields

Takuya Minami, Hitoshi Fukui, Hiroshi Nagai, Kyohei Yoneda, Ryohei Kishi, Hideaki Takahashi, Masayoshi Nakano

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Abstract

The coherent exciton dynamics in molecular complexes composed of ring-shaped aggregates induced by linear- and circular-polarized laser fields has been investigated by using the quantum master equation (QME) approach. As shown in previous studies, near-degenerate states create the superposition states after irradiation of linear-polarized laser fields and thus cause the oscillatory exciton recurrence motion. In contrast, the rotatory exciton recurrence motion is found to be induced by circular-polarized laser field in a C3-symmetry complex composed of identical three ring-shaped aggregates. This exciton dynamics is predicted to originate in the superposition states between the two pairs of degenerate states, which are coherently excited by a circularpolarized laser field. The rotatory exciton recurrence motion induced by a two-mode laser field with mutually opposite circular polarizations also has been examined in the complex composed of two different-sized groups of ring-shaped aggregates. It turns out that the two-mode laser field induces mutually counter-rotatory exciton recurrence motions concurrently, which are generated separately on the two different groups of ring-shaped aggregates. These results suggest the possibility of controlling rotatory exciton recurrence motions by using the circular-polarized laser fields and ring-shaped aggregate complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3332-3338
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Volume113
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 26
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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