Ultrafast relaxation in picosecond photolysis of nitrosylhemoglobin.


We report the successful observation of a picosecond transient difference spectrum in human nitrosylhemoglobin. The sample (23 degrees C) is excited with an approximately 8 ps, approximately 10 microJ pulse at 353 nm that generates a prompt transient having a two-component decay: the first is approximately exponential with tau = 17 +/- 4 ps, whereas the… (More)