All-Optical Sensing of the Components of the Internal Local Electric Field in Proteins

@article{Drobizhev2012AllOpticalSO,
  title={All-Optical Sensing of the Components of the Internal Local Electric Field in Proteins},
  author={Mikhail Drobizhev and J. Nathan Scott and Patrik R. Callis and Aleksander Rebane},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={4},
  pages={1996-2001}
}
Here, we present a new all-optical method of interrogation of the internal electric field vector inside proteins. The method is based on experimental evaluation of the permanent dipole moment change upon excitation and the pure electronic transition frequency of a fluorophore embedded in a protein matrix. The permanent dipole moment change can be obtained… CONTINUE READING