Photonic communications in biological systems

Abstract


The mechanism of communications between distant bio-systems by means of optical and UV photons is studied. In the proposed model the bio-systems perform such communications radiating the photons in form of short periodic bursts, which were observed experimentally for fish and frog eggs. In this case the communication algorithm can be similar to the exchange of binary encoded data in the computer nets via the noisy channels. The analysis of experimental data on the radiation of fish eggs confirm our hypothesis and reveals the main features of signal encoding.

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Sergey N Mayburov

P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: mayburov@sci.lebedev.ru
; P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

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