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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — May. 19, 2014
  • pp: 11600–11609

Theoretical and experimental analysis of pulse delay in bacteriorhodopsin films by a saturable absorber theory

Salvador Blaya, Manuel Candela, Pablo Acebal, Luis Carretero, and Antonio Fimia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 11600-11609 (2014)

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Time-delay of transmitted pulses with respect to the incident pulse in bacteriorhodopsin films has been studied without the use of a pump beam. Based on a modified saturable absorber model, analytical expressions of the transmitted pulse have been obtained. As a result, time delay, distortion and fractional delay have been analyzed for sinusoidal pulses with a low background. A good agreement between theory and experiences has been observed.

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(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(160.1435) Materials : Biomaterials

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Original Manuscript: February 26, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2014
Published: May 6, 2014

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Salvador Blaya, Manuel Candela, Pablo Acebal, Luis Carretero, and Antonio Fimia, "Theoretical and experimental analysis of pulse delay in bacteriorhodopsin films by a saturable absorber theory," Opt. Express 22, 11600-11609 (2014)

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