Accession Number:

ADA390133

Title:

Nonlinear Optical Properties of Bacteriorhodopsin

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 1996-1 May 1999

Corporate Author:

ARKANSAS UNIV FAYETTEVILLE DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

We demonstrated for the first time a saturable polarization rotation in Bacteriorhodopsin that acts as an effective optical limiter. Using a multiple pass scheme and cross polarizes we achieved a ninety degree polarization rotation of a probe beam and a corresponding optical density of 10exp -4.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE