Suppression of ultrafast supercontinuum generation in a salivary protein

Chidangil Santhosh, Aditya K. Dharmadhikari, Kamlesh Alti, Jayashree A. Dharmadhikari, Deepak Mathur

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The first studies of the propagation of ultrafast (<45 fs) pulses of intense infrared light through protein media reveal that supercontinuum (white light) generation is severely suppressed in the presence of the protein a-amylase, a potential stress marker in human saliva. The continuum suppression capacity is attributed to the electron scavenging property of the protein.

Original languageEnglish
Article number020510
JournalJournal of Biomedical Optics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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