Photophysical Processes in Visual Pigments

  • Roger M. Leblanc
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 1)


The photoreceptor cells use the energy of light quanta as transducers, converting light energy into neural signals. The first process in these cells is absorption which produces an electronically excited state. Their great light sensitivity involves an efficient absorption of visible light.


Triplet State Photoreceptor Cell Visual Pigment Excited Singlet State Flash Photolysis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger M. Leblanc
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  1. 1.Groupe de Recherche en BiophysiqueUniversité du QuébecTrois-RivièresCanada

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