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Biophoton interaction in biological systems: evidence of photonic info-energy transfer? (Invited Paper)

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Katherine Creath

Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (USA) and Univ. of Arizona (USA) and Biofield Optics, LLC (USA)

Gary E. Schwartz

Univ. of Arizona (USA) and Biofield Optics, LLC (USA)

Proc. SPIE 5866, The Nature of Light: What Is a Photon?, 338 (August 04, 2005); doi:10.1117/12.620846
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  • The Nature of Light: What Is a Photon?
  • Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Katherine Creath
  • San Diego, California, United States | July 31, 2005

abstract

Photons are continuously absorbed and emitted by all living cells. A possible means of releasing energy when an electron changes energy states during a biochemical reaction is via biophoton emission. An example of energy transfer in biological systems is the process of photosynthesis. Biophoton emission has also been proposed as one possible mechanism responsible for intra- and intercellular communication (information transfer) as well as for regulation of biological and biochemical functions within cells and living systems. Measurements by other researchers of this emission have shown it has the properties of coherent light and is measurable from the UV through the near IR. Experimental evidence gathered by various researchers since the 1920's indicates that light plays an important role in certain biological functions and processes. Through a series of experiments we have observed resonance effects between plant parts measured using a highly sensitive, low noise, cooled CCD in total darkness in a light-tight chamber. Dynamical systems theory offers a plausible explanation for resonance effects we have observed. The role of photonic interaction at the systemic level in biological systems has received relatively little attention. Yet, a better understanding of these processes would help us in deciphering the nature and role of light in biological systems.

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Katherine Creath and Gary E. Schwartz
"Biophoton interaction in biological systems: evidence of photonic info-energy transfer? (Invited Paper)", Proc. SPIE 5866, The Nature of Light: What Is a Photon?, 338 (August 04, 2005); doi:10.1117/12.620846; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.620846


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