We demonstrate vibrational climbing up to level v=6 in carboxyhemoglobin by use of intense negatively-chirped infrared pulses. We measure the position and width of all absorption lines, and the lifetimes of the first excited states.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1420) Medical optics and biotechnology : Biology
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared
C. Ventalon, J. M. Fraser, M. H. Vos, A. Alexandrou, J. Martin, and M. Joffre, "Coherent vibrational climbing in carboxy-hemoglobin," in 14th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MC5.
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