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Nonlinear Infrared Coherent Radiation as an Energy Coupling Mechanism in Living Systems

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A history of my observations of moths and ants at light is given and the external infrared environment of day and night described. It is pointed out that insects have dielectric, open resonator, antennae, in the from of sensilla, on their antennae. A table of the ELF vibration frequency of various insect orders is presented and related to the many parameters of infrared scatter emission from scent and pheromone molecules. Experiments on moth oviposition, attraction to candles, and response to colors of light are described, as is the behavior of ants at candles. The complex far infrared maserlike emission of candles is correlated with emission from insect sex scents and pheromones, and a method of generating maserlike scatter emission from scent molecules described. Several such spectrum from ethanol are presented. Spectrum of nonlinear emission, far infrared frequencies from breath are generated by vibrating a metal plate with a 130 audio component of the OM phoneme. The discussion relates the insect communication system to other life organizing coherent systems. This work on Cabannes and Rayeligh scattering of coherent radiation reinforces other work on photon storage in biological systems.

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Callahan, P.S. (1990). Nonlinear Infrared Coherent Radiation as an Energy Coupling Mechanism in Living Systems. In: Mishra, R.K. (eds) Molecular and Biological Physics of Living Systems. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1890-0_15

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