Crossing disciplines - A view on two-dimensional optical spectroscopy

Agata M. Bránczyk, Daniel B. Turner, Gregory D. Scholes

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Recent interest in the role of quantum mechanics in the primary events of photosynthetic energy transfer has led to a convergence of nonlinear optical spectroscopy, condensed matter and quantum physics on the topic of energy-transfer dynamics in pigment-protein complexes. The convergence of these communities has unveiled a mismatch between the background and terminology of the respective fields. To make connections, a pedagogical guide to understanding the basics of two-dimensional spectra is provided, aimed at researchers with a background in quantum mechanics and condensed matter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-49
Number of pages19
JournalAnnalen der Physik
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 2014


  • Nonlinear optical spectroscopy
  • Quantum physics
  • Two-dimensional spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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