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Lasers and Photosynthesis

  1. Apr 10, 2010 #1
    Warning: This is a potentially stupid question!

    Is it possible to induce photosynthesis with laser light?

    What kind of published work is there on it?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2010 #2

    Ygggdrasil

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    Yes, as long as the light is of the correct wavelength, it does not matter if it comes from the sun, a light bulb, or a laser. In fact, by using ultrafast lasers, researches can perform very sophisticated experiments to probe what happens during all of the electron transfer reactions during photosynthesis (for example, see http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/PBD-quantum-secrets.html) [Broken]:

     
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