Real-time holographic imaging with a bacteriorhodopsin film

Yu He Zhang, Q I Wang Song, Costas Tseronis, Robert R. Birge

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An investigation has been carried out on the performance of a bacteriorhodopsin-based real-time holographic imaging system. It has been observed that the instantaneous reflectivity is linearly dependent on the reading intensity, and that the recording process can be expressed not by a single exponentially increasing function but by a combination of two. Basing from these observations, it is concluded that the use of short-duration strong reading waves is preferred for a higher imaging reflectivity. By manipulating the exact duration of the reading and recording laser pulses, optimal performance could be achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2429-2431
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Zhang, Y. H., Song, Q. I. W., Tseronis, C., & Birge, R. R. (1995). Real-time holographic imaging with a bacteriorhodopsin film. Optics Letters, 20(23), 2429-2431.