Characterization of the Complex Third-order Susceptibility of Myoglobin using Diffractive Optics

  • Gregory D. Goodno
  • Vladimir Astinov
  • R. J. Dwayne Miller
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Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 63)


We measured ultrafast structural relaxations in horse carboxymyoglobin (MbCO) using heterodyne-detected transient grating spectroscopy. The anisotropic component of the protein response to photodissociation was isolated by acquiring all nonzero elements of the complex third-order nonlinear susceptibility (X (3)) tensor.


Probe Pulse Diffractive Optic Diffractive Optical Element Anisotropic Component Transient Grating 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory D. Goodno
    • 1
  • Vladimir Astinov
    • 2
    • 3
  • R. J. Dwayne Miller
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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