Optical and photoelectric properties of dry bacteriorhodopsin sensors
Linskii, Arsenii (2016)
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In this thesis, bacteriorhodopsin (BR) photosensor’s optical and electrical properties were studied. The BR sensor consisted of a dry film with BR in polyvinyl alcohol and covered with transparent conductors. In the experiments the BR photocycle was started with two lasers. The characteristics of the BR sensor were measured in two ways. The first approach was theoretical and it required knowing the laser parameters. The second way required assembling a measurement setup for the optical response measurements. However, no measurable results were obtained due to low laser power. The photoelectric response was measured in the experiments with two laser systems and the amplifier was tested. In the experiment with a Cavitar laser, the photoelectric response was obtained. In the experiment with FemtoFiber Pro laser, the photoelectric response was not measured. The expected amplitude of the response was obtained. The experimental data was analyzed and possible solutions for reducing the interference were given.