Ultrafast time-resolved vibrational spectroscopies of carotenoids in photosynthesis

Hideki Hashimoto, Mitsuru Sugisaki, Masayuki Yoshizawa

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This review discusses the application of time-resolved vibrational spectroscopies to the studies of carotenoids in photosynthesis. The focus is on the ultrafast time regime and the study of photophysics and photochemistry of carotenoids by femtosecond time-resolved stimulated Raman and four-wave mixing spectroscopies. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Vibrational spectroscopies and bioenergetic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-78
Number of pages10
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan


  • Carotenoid
  • Coherent spectroscopy
  • Four-wave mixing spectroscopy
  • Photosynthesis
  • Time-resolved stimulated Raman spectroscopy


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