Dual-molecule spectroscopy: Molecular rulers for the study of biological macromolecules

T. Ha, Th Enderle, D. S. Chemla, S. Weiss

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Single-molecule detection and spectroscopy by laser induced fluorescence offer many applications to life sciences. We review recent techniques and experiments based on the detection and spectroscopy of two near-by molecules. The spectroscopic signature of the light emitted from the two molecules can be used to measure the distance, orientation and relative dynamics between biological macromolecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1115-1128
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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