Optical probes of the quantum-entangled triplet-triplet state in a heteroacene dimer

Souratosh Khan, Sumit Mazumdar

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The nature and extent of the spin-entanglement in the triplet-triplet biexciton with total spin zero in correlated-electron -conjugated systems continues to be an enigma. Differences in the ultrafast transient absorption spectra of free triplets versus the triplet-triplet can give a measure of the en- tanglement. This, however, requires theoretical understandings of transient absorptions from the optical spin-singlet, the lowest spin-triplet exciton as well as from the triplet-triplet state, whose spectra are often overlapping and hence difficult to distinguish. We present a many-electron theory of the electronic structure of the triplet-triplet, and of complete wavelength-dependent excited state absorptions (ESAs) from all three states in a heteroacene dimer of interest in the \field of intramolec- ular singlet dfission. The theory allows direct comparisons of ESAs with existing experiments as well as experimental predictions, and gives physical understandings of transient absorptions within a pictorial exciton basis that can be carried over to other experimental systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Sep 25 2018

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