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Laser Chemistry
Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 219-231

Use of Lasers in Photophysical Research of Photosynthesis

Department of Biophysics, József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary

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During the past decade, extensive research has been carried out to utilize the unique characteristics of laser light. Mainly the high intensity, short pulse and small divergence of the laser beam have been made use of, and some of the results are briefly summarized here. The effect of the coherence of actinic light on the primary photochemical charge separation is discussed in some detail.