A Theoretical Study of One- and Two-Photon Activity of D-Luciferin
AbstractIn the present work, we have theoretically studied the one and two-photon absorption (OPA and TPA) probabilities of the native D-luciferin molecule and attempted to find the origin of its larger TPA cross-sections in polar solvents than in non-polar ones. The calculations using state-of-the-art linear and quadratic response theory in the framework of time-dependent density functional theory using hybrid B3LYP functional and cc-pVDZ basis set suggests that two-photon transition probability of this molecule increases with increasing solvent polarity. In order to explicate our present findings, we employed the generalized few-state-model and inspected the role of different optical channels related to the TPA process. We have found that the two-photon transition probability is always guided by a destructive interference term, the magnitude of which decreases with increasing solvent polarity. Furthermore, we have evaluated OPA parameters of D-luciferin and noticed that the the excitation energy is in very good agreement with the available experimental results. View Full-Text
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Chattopadhyaya, M.; Alam, M.M. A Theoretical Study of One- and Two-Photon Activity of D-Luciferin. Computation 2016, 4, 43.
Chattopadhyaya M, Alam MM. A Theoretical Study of One- and Two-Photon Activity of D-Luciferin. Computation. 2016; 4(4):43.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chattopadhyaya, Mausumi; Alam, Md. M. 2016. "A Theoretical Study of One- and Two-Photon Activity of D-Luciferin." Computation 4, no. 4: 43.
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