Quantum Simulator of an Open Quantum System Using Superconducting Qubits: Exciton Transport in Photosynthetic Complexes

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Title: Quantum Simulator of an Open Quantum System Using Superconducting Qubits: Exciton Transport in Photosynthetic Complexes
Author: Mostame, Sarah; Rebentrost, Patrick; Eisfeld, Alexander; Kerman, Andrew J.; Tsomokos, Dimitris I.; Aspuru-Guzik, Alan

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Citation: Mostame, Sarah, Patrick Rebentrost, Alexander Eisfeld, Andrew J. Kerman, Dimitris I. Tsomokos, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik. 2012. Quantum simulator of an open quantum system using superconducting qubits: Exciton transport in photosynthetic complexes. New Journal of Physics 14:105013.
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Abstract: Open quantum system approaches are widely used in the description of physical, chemical and biological systems. A famous example is electronic excitation transfer in the initial stage of photosynthesis, where harvested energy is transferred with remarkably high efficiency to a reaction center. This transport is affected by the motion of a structured vibrational environment, which makes simulations on a classical computer very demanding. Here we propose an analog quantum simulator of complex open system dynamics with a precisely engineered quantum environment. Our setup is based on superconducting circuits, a well established technology. As an example, we demonstrate that it is feasible to simulate exciton transport in the Fenna–Matthews–Olson photosynthetic complex. Our approach allows for a controllable single-molecule simulation and the investigation of energy transfer pathways as well as non-Markovian noise-correlation effects.
Published Version: doi:10.1088/1367-2630/14/10/105013
Other Sources: http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.1683
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