Bacteriorhodopsin (BR) in its metastable form was used for pulsed holographic recording at λ~400nm . It is shown that the properties of BR are insensitive to changes in the writing light's pulse width. When holograms are recorded in the BR stable form (λ~600 nm) , the sensitivity of the medium and the diffraction efficiency of those holograms are reduced proportionally to the decrease in the light's pulse width.
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A. Fonarev, A. L. Milkaelian, B. V. Kryzhanovsky, and V. K. Salakhutdinov, "Dynamic properties of bacteriorhodopsin exposed to ultrashort light pulses," Opt. Lett. 25, 1080-1082 (2000)