Mixed quantum-classical description of spectroscopy of dissipative systems

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Mixed quantum-classical statistical mechanics is employed to calculate dipole moment correlation function and linear absorption spectra. A quantum two-level subsystem interacting with quantum vibrations (primary oscillators) which in turn are coupled to a classical bath composed of infinite set of harmonic oscillators is used as a dissipative system. Starting with mixed quantum-classical Liouville equation for the evaluation of the mixed quantum-classical dipole moment correlation function and using coherent states and the inverse of Baker-Campbell-Hausdorf formula to evaluate the trace over the primary oscillators, whereby, a closed analytical expression for the electronic dipole moment correlation function is obtained. Illustrations of several absorption spectra at different temperatures are provided. An approximate optical four-point correlation is obtained in the high temperature limit. A strategy for deriving an exact optical four-point correlation is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Article number194520
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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