Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 122, Issue 4, pp 602–606 | Cite as

Polarized fluorescence in NADH under two-photon excitation with femtosecond laser pulses

  • O. S. Vasyutinskii
  • A. G. Smolin
  • C. Oswald
  • K. H. Gericke
Condensed-Matter Spectroscopy


Polarized fluorescence decay in NADH molecules in aqueous solution under two-photon excitation by femtosecond laser pulses has been studied. The excitation was carried out by linear and circularly polarized radiation at four wavelengths: 720, 730, 740, and 750 nm. Time-dependent polarized fluorescence signals were recorded as a function of the excitation light polarization and used for determination of a set of molecular parameters, two lifetimes characterizing the molecular excited states, and the rotation correlation time τrot. The results obtained can be used to create and prove theoretical models describing the intensity and polarization of fluorescence in NADH involved in the regulation of the redox reactions in cells and tissues of living organisms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. S. Vasyutinskii
    • 1
  • A. G. Smolin
    • 1
  • C. Oswald
    • 2
  • K. H. Gericke
    • 2
  1. 1.Ioffe InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische ChemieTU BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

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