Linear and nonlinear Herzberg−Teller vibronic coupling effects. II: Hole-burning and fluorescence line narrowing spectroscopy

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Abstract

Part I of this series showed that Herzberg-Teller vibronic coupling manifests itself in linear spectroscopy through the breakdown of the mirror image symmetry between the absorption and emission spectra, whereby a nuclear exponential function was used to represent the molecular electronic transition dipole moment. This part tests the applicability of the framework developed in Paper I to absorption-emission asymmetry in nonlinear signals such as hole-burned and fluorescence line narrowed spectra. Model calculations of nonlinear absorption and emission spectra showing asymmetry is provided. Hole-burning and fluorescence line narrowing signals are to exemplify nonlinear absorption and emission spectra so as to reveal the anticipated asymmetry in 4-wave mixing experiments, and probe the consequent zero-phonon hole and the phonon-sideband hole. These calculations prove to be efficient and fast, exhibiting remarkable numerical stability. The observation of richer phonon-side band (PSB) in linear spectra, phono-side band hole (PSBH) in Hole-burning and fluorescence line narrowing signals, and emergence of new quantum beats over longer time scale (despite the dissipative medium) under the non-Condon regime are linked to the long quantum coherence phenomenon and stimulated photon peak shift in photosynthetic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110402
JournalChemical Physics
Volume525
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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