Coherent processes in formation of primary products of rhodopsin photolysis

Abstract

194 The absorption of the light quantum by rhodopsin (R 498 ), a visual pigment, results in the cis → trans isomerization of its chromophore, 11cis -retinal, over approximately 200 fs [1, 2] with a quantum yield of 0.65 [3]. The physical meaning of this fast and efficient photoreaction is in the maximal utilization of the absorbed light quantum energy for… (More)
DOI: 10.1134/S160767290804008X

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