The wavelength-dependent refractive index of a bacteriorhodopsin thin film is measured by the use of a modified critical-angle technique. The effect of the host bovine skin gelatin on the refractive index is analyzed. The measured data on the thin film can be useful for system applications. The methods and procedures are generally applicable to any optically absorbing thin films.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics