Circular polarization observed in bioluminescence

Hans Wijnberg, E.W. Meijer, J.C. Hummelen, H.P.J.M. Dekkers, P.H. Schippers, A.D. Carlson

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While investigating circular polarization in luminescence, and having found it in chemiluminescence, we have studied bioluminescence because it is such a widespread and dramatic natural phenomenon. We report here that left and right lanterns of live larvae of the fireflies, Photuris lucicrescens and Photuris versicolor, emit circularly polarized light of opposite sense.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)641-642
Aantal pagina's2
TijdschriftNature
Volume286
Nummer van het tijdschrift5773
DOI's
StatusPublished - 1980

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