Nonlinear optical properties of proteins measured by hyper-Rayleigh scattering in solution

K. Clays, E. Hendrickx, M. Triest, T. Verbiest, A. Persoons*, C. Dehu, Jean-Luc Bredas

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Abstract

Hyper-Rayleigh scattering has been used to determine the nonlinear optical properties of a chromophore-containing protein in solution. Because the technique of hyper-Rayleigh scattering allows the measurement of hyperpolarizabilities in an isotropic solution without the application of an electric field, this method is ideally suited for the study of proteins that carry a net charge. The observed orientational correlation between the nonlinear optical chromophores in incompletely solubilized protein molecules suggests that guidelines from protein structures can be used for the engineering of supramolecular structures with high optical nonlinearity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1419-1422
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume262
Issue number5138
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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