Applied Physics B

, Volume 111, Issue 4, pp 541–549

Discriminability of tryptophan containing dipeptides using quantum control

  • S. Afonina
  • O. Nenadl
  • A. Rondi
  • L. Bonacina
  • J. Extermann
  • D. Kiselev
  • I. Dolamic
  • T. Burgi
  • J. P. Wolf
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-013-5370-0

Cite this article as:
Afonina, S., Nenadl, O., Rondi, A. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2013) 111: 541. doi:10.1007/s00340-013-5370-0

Abstract

We show that the coherent manipulation of molecular wavepackets in the excited states of trp-containing dipeptides allows efficient discrimination among them. Optimal dynamic discrimination fails, however, for some dipeptide couples. When considering the limited spectral resources at play (3 nm bandwidth at 266 nm), we discuss the concept of discriminability, which appears uncorrelated to both static spectra and relaxation lifetimes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Afonina
    • 1
  • O. Nenadl
    • 1
  • A. Rondi
    • 1
  • L. Bonacina
    • 1
  • J. Extermann
    • 1
  • D. Kiselev
    • 1
  • I. Dolamic
    • 2
  • T. Burgi
    • 2
  • J. P. Wolf
    • 1
  1. 1.GAP-Biophotonics, University of GenevaGeneva 4Switzerland
  2. 2.Department of Physical ChemistryUniversity of GenevaGeneva 4Switzerland