Protein-based ultrafast photonic switching

László Fábián, Zsuzsanna Heiner, Mark Mero, Miklós Kiss, Elmar K. Wolff, P. Ormos, K. Osvay, A. Dér

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Abstract

Several inorganic and organic materials have been suggested for utilization as nonlinear optical material performing light-controlled active functions in integrated optical circuits, however, none of them is considered to be the optimal solution. Here we present the first demonstration of a subpicosecond photonic switch by an alternative approach, where the active role is performed by a material of biological origin: the chromoprotein bacteriorhodopsin, via its ultrafast BR->K and BR->I transitions. The results may serve as a basis for the future realization of protein-based integrated optical devices that can eventually lead to a conceptual revolution in the development of telecommunications technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18861-18870
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 26 2011

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Fábián, L., Heiner, Z., Mero, M., Kiss, M., Wolff, E. K., Ormos, P., ... Dér, A. (2011). Protein-based ultrafast photonic switching. Optics Express, 19(20), 18861-18870. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.018861

Protein-based ultrafast photonic switching. / Fábián, László; Heiner, Zsuzsanna; Mero, Mark; Kiss, Miklós; Wolff, Elmar K.; Ormos, P.; Osvay, K.; Dér, A.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 19, No. 20, 26.09.2011, p. 18861-18870.

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Fábián, L, Heiner, Z, Mero, M, Kiss, M, Wolff, EK, Ormos, P, Osvay, K & Dér, A 2011, 'Protein-based ultrafast photonic switching', Optics Express, vol. 19, no. 20, pp. 18861-18870. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.018861
Fábián L, Heiner Z, Mero M, Kiss M, Wolff EK, Ormos P et al. Protein-based ultrafast photonic switching. Optics Express. 2011 Sep 26;19(20):18861-18870. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.018861
Fábián, László ; Heiner, Zsuzsanna ; Mero, Mark ; Kiss, Miklós ; Wolff, Elmar K. ; Ormos, P. ; Osvay, K. ; Dér, A. / Protein-based ultrafast photonic switching. In: Optics Express. 2011 ; Vol. 19, No. 20. pp. 18861-18870.
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