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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)

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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

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

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

Alexandar Metodiev Zhivkov, "Abnormal dispersion of refractive index of purple membranes in an aqueous medium," Appl. Opt. 49, 272-274 (2010)

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