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Ultrafast photoisomerization and its single-shot pump pulse efficiency of trans-azobenzene derivative : Compound for photosensitive DNA

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Title: Ultrafast photoisomerization and its single-shot pump pulse efficiency of trans-azobenzene derivative : Compound for photosensitive DNA
Authors: Chen, Tao Browse this author
Yamaguchi, Atsushi Browse this author
Igarashi, Kazumasa Browse this author
Nakagawa, Naoya Browse this author
Nishioka, Hidenori Browse this author
Asanuma, Hiroyuki Browse this author
Yamashita, Mikio Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Photoisomerization
femtosecond phenomena
photosensitive DNA material
Issue Date: 15-Mar-2012
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Journal Title: Optics Communications
Volume: 285
Issue: 6
Start Page: 1206
End Page: 1211
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2011.10.032
Abstract: The femtosecond photoisomerization processes of trans (T) 4-carboxy-2',6'-dimethylazobenzen, which has been employed recently as an efficient photoregulator of DNA hybridization, were clarified by the rate equation analysis of measured transient absorbance changes with (350 nm) and without (380 nm) ground-state absorption of both the reactant (T) and photoproduct (cis: C) isomers under S_[2]^[T]-band excitation (360 nm, 150 fs pump): after excitation to the S_[2]^[T] state with a 450-fs lifetime, ∼1.5% of the T-molecules in the S_[2]^[T] state are isomerized to the C-form within ∼6 ps through the intermediate state (so called bottleneck state), but most of those return back to the T ground-state S_[0]^[T] via the internal conversion processes with an ultrafast kinetic rate of 2.2×10^[12] s^[-1]. Moreover, the rate equation analysis enables us to determine the T-to-C photoisomerization rate η^[T,C] per pump pulse to be 0.0011 at the pump energy of 80 nJ from the amplitude A_[3,350] of the offset component in the 350-nm probe signal, and to obtain the photoisomerization quantum yield Φ^[T,C] =0.094. The latter value is slightly lower than that of T-azobenzene, and well agrees with that (Φ^[T,C]=0.097) measured by the conventional CW irradiation method using a photostationary state.
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