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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2010
  • pp: 272–274

Abnormal dispersion of refractive index of purple membranes in an aqueous medium

Alexandar Metodiev Zhivkov  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 2, pp. 272-274 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.000272


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Abstract

The refractive index of purple membranes in a water suspension has been measured refractometrically in the visible range of the spectrum. A region of anomalous dispersion has been found, due to a strong absorption by the retinal residue in bacteriorhodopsin macromolecules.

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OCIS Codes
(170.1420) Medical optics and biotechnology : Biology
(160.1435) Materials : Biomaterials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: August 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2009
Published: January 8, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 5, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Alexandar Metodiev Zhivkov, "Abnormal dispersion of refractive index of purple membranes in an aqueous medium," Appl. Opt. 49, 272-274 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-2-272

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