Subpicosecond kinetics of rhodopsin

Ming Yan, Hsieh Shin Chao, Robert R. Alfano, G. Weng, D. Manor, Robert H. Callender, Lewis J. Rothberg, Thomas M. Jedju

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Abstract

We report time-resolved absorption studies of the visual pigment rhodopsin with 200 femtosecond resolution. Our data show that he kinetics of rhodopsin is two experimental components. Bathorhodopsin, rhodopsin's early photoproduct, is photochemically formed in 3.0 ± 0.7 ps. A fast transient with an approximately 200 fs which is concluded as the decay of excited state absorption is also observed. Exchange of rhodopsin's exchangeable protons for deuterons does not affect the observed dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages110-114
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0819407305
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventRecent Advances in the Uses of Light in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine - New York, NY, USA
Duration: Jun 19 1991Jun 21 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1599
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherRecent Advances in the Uses of Light in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine
CityNew York, NY, USA
Period6/19/916/21/91

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Yan, M., Chao, H. S., Alfano, R. R., Weng, G., Manor, D., Callender, R. H., ... Jedju, T. M. (1992). Subpicosecond kinetics of rhodopsin. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 110-114). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 1599). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.