A Possible Realization of Chlorophyll Lase


The present work is concerned with a description of strong fluorescence from a sample of Alocasia culcullata schot (local name Kolia kasu) and possible realization of chlorophyll laser. The red florescence is most prominent when excited with broad band source like 30 mW green or blue solid state laser, but the acetone extract of plant leaves Allocasa cullcuta schot unusually exhibits the strong intensity in the red sector of the spectrum. A dark room can be easily illuminated with this red radiation. We have used this fact to explore a possible realization of chlorophyll laser which would be a natural environmental phenomenon.

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M. Konwar and G. Baruah, "A Possible Realization of Chlorophyll Lase," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 3 No. 8, 2013, pp. 385-387. doi: 10.4236/opj.2013.38060.

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[2] C. V. Raman, “The New Physiology of Vision—The Green color of Vegetation,” Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Science, Vol. A62, 1965, pp. 73-77.
[3] M. Konwar, “Optical and Spectroscopic Studies of Some Medicinal Plants and Natural Dyes,” Ph.D. Thesis, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, 2007; Other References Regarding Chlorophyll Fluorescence May Be Found in the Thesis.

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