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Title: A synthetic biological quantum optical system

Abstract

In strong plasmon–exciton coupling, a surface plasmon mode is coupled to an array of localized emitters to yield new hybrid light–matter states (plexcitons), whose properties may in principle be controlled via modification of the arrangement of emitters. We show that plasmon modes are strongly coupled to synthetic light-harvesting maquette proteins, and that the coupling can be controlled via alteration of the protein structure. For maquettes with a single chlorin binding site, the exciton energy (2.06 ± 0.07 eV) is close to the expected energy of the Q y transition. However, for maquettes containing two chlorin binding sites that are collinear in the field direction, an exciton energy of 2.20 ± 0.01 eV is obtained, intermediate between the energies of the Q x and Q y transitions of the chlorin. This observation is attributed to strong coupling of the LSPR to an H-dimer state not observed under weak coupling.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1];  [1];  [3]; ORCiD logo [4];  [2]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [6]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7HF, UK
  2. The Johnson Research Foundation and Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
  3. N. Carolina State University, Department of Chemistry, Raleigh, USA
  4. Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S1 1WB, UK
  5. Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
  6. COMP Centre of Excellence, Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University, School of Science, 00076 Aalto
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC); Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1457799
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1499945
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001035
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Nanoscale
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nanoscale Journal Volume: 10 Journal Issue: 27; Journal ID: ISSN 2040-3364
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Lishchuk, Anna, Kodali, Goutham, Mancini, Joshua A., Broadbent, Matthew, Darroch, Brice, Mass, Olga A., Nabok, Alexei, Dutton, P. Leslie, Hunter, C. Neil, Törmä, Päivi, and Leggett, Graham J. A synthetic biological quantum optical system. United Kingdom: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1039/C8NR02144A.
Lishchuk, Anna, Kodali, Goutham, Mancini, Joshua A., Broadbent, Matthew, Darroch, Brice, Mass, Olga A., Nabok, Alexei, Dutton, P. Leslie, Hunter, C. Neil, Törmä, Päivi, & Leggett, Graham J. A synthetic biological quantum optical system. United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8NR02144A.
Lishchuk, Anna, Kodali, Goutham, Mancini, Joshua A., Broadbent, Matthew, Darroch, Brice, Mass, Olga A., Nabok, Alexei, Dutton, P. Leslie, Hunter, C. Neil, Törmä, Päivi, and Leggett, Graham J. Mon . "A synthetic biological quantum optical system". United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8NR02144A.
@article{osti_1457799,
title = {A synthetic biological quantum optical system},
author = {Lishchuk, Anna and Kodali, Goutham and Mancini, Joshua A. and Broadbent, Matthew and Darroch, Brice and Mass, Olga A. and Nabok, Alexei and Dutton, P. Leslie and Hunter, C. Neil and Törmä, Päivi and Leggett, Graham J.},
abstractNote = {In strong plasmon–exciton coupling, a surface plasmon mode is coupled to an array of localized emitters to yield new hybrid light–matter states (plexcitons), whose properties may in principle be controlled via modification of the arrangement of emitters. We show that plasmon modes are strongly coupled to synthetic light-harvesting maquette proteins, and that the coupling can be controlled via alteration of the protein structure. For maquettes with a single chlorin binding site, the exciton energy (2.06 ± 0.07 eV) is close to the expected energy of the Qy transition. However, for maquettes containing two chlorin binding sites that are collinear in the field direction, an exciton energy of 2.20 ± 0.01 eV is obtained, intermediate between the energies of the Qx and Qy transitions of the chlorin. This observation is attributed to strong coupling of the LSPR to an H-dimer state not observed under weak coupling.},
doi = {10.1039/C8NR02144A},
journal = {Nanoscale},
number = 27,
volume = 10,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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Fig. 1 Fig. 1: (a) Schematic diagrams showing the structure of BT6 maquettes, and the location of the two chlorins. (b) Schematic diagram showing the method used to site-specifically bind maquettes to gold nanostructures.

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