Optical microcavities are used to monitor molecular structural changes in biological photochrome Bacteriorhodopsin. The observations establish microcavities as a sensitive optical spectroscopy probe for studying dynamic changes of conformations and dipole orientations in molecular systems.
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(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(300.6390) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, molecular
J. Topolancik and F. Vollmer, "Monitoring of Molecular Transformations with Optical Microresonators," in Optical Fiber Sensors, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper TuD1.
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