Two-dimensional electronic spectra of the photosynthetic apparatus of green sulfur bacteria

  • Advances in time resolved spectroscopy have provided new insight into the energy transmission in natural photosynthetic complexes. Novel theoretical tools and models are being developed in order to explain the experimental results. We provide a model calculation for the two-dimensional electronic spectra of Cholorobaculum tepidum which correctly describes the main features and transfer time scales found in recent experiments. From our calculation one can infer the coupling of the antenna chlorosome with the environment and the coupling between the chlorosome and the Fenna-Matthews-Olson complex. We show that environment assisted transport between the subunits is the required mechanism to reproduce the experimental two-dimensional electronic spectra.

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Author:Tobias Kramer, Mirta Rodriguez
Document Type:Article
Parent Title (English):Scientific Reports
Volume:7
First Page:45245
Year of first publication:2017
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1038/srep45245