Lasing from Escherichia coli bacteria genetically programmed to express green fluorescent protein

Malte C. Gather, Seok Hyun Yun*

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Abstract

We report on lasing action from colonies of Escherichia coli bacteria that are genetically programmed to synthesize the green fluorescent protein (GFP). When embedded in a Fabry-Perot type cavity and excited by ns-pulses of blue light (465 nm), the bacteria generate green laser emission (similar to 520 nm). Broad illumination of pump light yields simultaneous lasing over a large area in bacterial colonies. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3299-3301
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume36
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2011

Keywords

  • LASER ACTION
  • TISSUES

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