Periodically driven open quantum systems with vibronic interaction: Resonance effects and vibrationally mediated decoupling

Jakob Bätge, Yu Wang, Amikam Levy, Wenjie Dou, Michael Thoss

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Periodic driving and Floquet engineering have emerged as invaluable tools for controlling and uncovering novel phenomena in quantum systems. In this study, we adopt these methods to manipulate nonequilibrium processes within electronic-vibronic open quantum systems. Through resonance mechanisms and by focusing on the limit-cycle dynamics and quantum thermodynamic properties, we illustrate the intricate interplay between the driving field and vibronic states and its overall influence on the electronic system. Specifically, we observe an effective decoupling of the electronic system from the periodic driving at specific frequencies, a phenomenon that is mediated by the vibrational mode interaction. Additionally, we engineer the driving field to obtain a partial removal of the Franck-Condon blockade. These insights hold promise for efficient charge current control. Our results are obtained from numerically exact calculations of the hierarchical equations of motion and further analyzed by a time-periodic master-equation approach.

Original languageEnglish
Article number195412
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number19
StatePublished - 15 Nov 2023

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We gratefully acknowledge fruitful discussions with C. Kaspar and S. Rudge. W.D. acknowledges support by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC Grant No. 22273075). This work was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) through a research grant and FOR 5099. Furthermore, support by the state of Baden-Württemberg through bwHPC and the DFG through Grant No. INST 40/575-1 FUGG (JUSTUS 2 cluster) is gratefully acknowledged. This research was supported by the Israel Science Foundation (Grant No. 1364/21).

FundersFunder number
Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftFOR 5099, INST 40/575-1 FUGG
National Natural Science Foundation of China22273075
Israel Science Foundation1364/21


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