The Displaced Harmonic Oscillator

  • Philipp O. J. SchererEmail author
  • Sighart F. Fischer
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


In this chapter, we discuss a more specific model for the transition between the vibrational manifolds using parallel displaced harmonic normal modes, for which the time-correlation function can be evaluated explicitly. We consider the limit of high frequency modes (or low temperature) where vibrational progressions appear and the limit of low frequencies (or high temperature) where the lineshape becomes Gaussian where position and width only depend on the total reorganization energy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physikdepartment T38Technische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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