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Ultrafast polarization and vibrational motions in bacteriorhodopsin studied by coherent infrared emission spectroscopy

  • A. Colonna
  • G. I. Groma
  • J.-C. Lambry
  • M. Joffre
  • J.-L. Martin
  • M. H. Vos
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 79)

Abstract

The primary events in bacteriorhodopsin are investigated by coherent infrared emission spectroscopy of oriented purple membranes. Long-lived vibrational motions involving charge displacements are observed following sudden (<11 fs) macroscopic membrane polarization appearing upon visible excitation.

Keywords

Vibrational Motion Optical Rectification Purple Membrane Optical Parametric Amplifier Slide Window Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Colonna
    • 1
  • G. I. Groma
    • 2
  • J.-C. Lambry
    • 1
  • M. Joffre
    • 1
  • J.-L. Martin
    • 1
  • M. H. Vos
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Optical BiosciencesINSERM U451 CNRS UMR 7645, Ecole PolytechniquePalaiseau cédexFrance
  2. 2.Institute of BiophysicsBiological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesSzegedHungary

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