Ultrafast Polarization-Sensitive Infrared Spectroscopy of Photoactive Yellow Protein and Model Compounds

  • Omar F. Mohammed
  • Karsten Heyne
  • Anwar Usman
  • Jens Dreyer
  • Erik T. J. Nibbering
  • Michael A. Cusanovich
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 88)

Abstract

We use polarization-sensitive ultrafast infrared spectroscopy to derive excited state lifetimes, quantum yields and structural information on the chromophore of photoactive yellow protein and model compounds in the primary events of photoinduced isomerization.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omar F. Mohammed
    • 1
  • Karsten Heyne
    • 1
  • Anwar Usman
    • 1
  • Jens Dreyer
    • 1
  • Erik T. J. Nibbering
    • 1
  • Michael A. Cusanovich
    • 2
  1. 1.Max Born Institut fuer Nichtlineare Optik und KurzzeitspektroskopieBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiophysicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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