Broadband Adjustable Repetition Rate Laser System for Investigations of Quantum Coherence in Biological Systems
Technical Report,15 Sep 2017,14 Sep 2019
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR United States
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This project enabled the acquisition of a broadband adjustable repetition rate laser system to enable the elucidation of quantum effects in biological systems. The project goals are to employ the adjustable repetition rate laser to enhance the PIs current research effort in three critical ways 1 The adjustable repetition rate of the proposed laser source will enable optimization of experimental conditions to maximize signal-to-noise ratios, minimize sample degradation and enable single complex studies2 The broader wavelength range available with the new laser source will expand the PIs ability to assess the importance of quantum coherence to the complete energy transfer pathway in purple bacteria 3 The broader wavelength range available with the new laser source will enable the PI to move beyond photosynthetic systems to examine quantum effects in mammalian metabolic processes in future work.
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