Photonics of Plant Chloroplasts

Bukhanov, E.R., Volochaev, M.N., Pyatina, S.A.// Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics//

It is shown that features of light propagation in plant leaves depend on the long-range ordering in chloroplasts and spectral characteristics of pigments. It is established that, allowing for the dispersion of chlorophyll’s absorption spectrum, the photonic density of states grows and the spectral peak shifts to the efficient photosynthesis wavelength range, enhancing the probability of photosynthesis.