Disentangling Electronic and Vibrational Coherence in the Phycocyanin-645 Light-Harvesting Complex

  • Jeffrey A. Davis
  • Gethin H. Richards
  • Krystyna E. Wilk
  • Paul M.G. Curmi
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 162)


We selectively excite coherence pathways in the light-harvesting complex PC645 and with wavelength and polarization control identify contributions from both electronic and vibrational coherences. Insight into the interactions between excited electronic and vibrational states follows.


Vibrational Mode Transition Dipole Excitonic State Vibrational Degree Coherence Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey A. Davis
    • 1
  • Gethin H. Richards
    • 1
  • Krystyna E. Wilk
    • 2
  • Paul M.G. Curmi
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Quantum and Optical ScienceSwinnburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Physics and Centre for Applied Medical Research, St Vincents HospitalThe University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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