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Bio-optical nonlinearities in the suspension of motile micro-organisms
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Paper Abstract

We have suggested a mathematical model of bio-optical nonlinearities for the suspensions of motile microorganisms (MO). Modeling of photophobic and photokinetic types of the photoresponse of MO suspensions allow us to predict effects of aggregation and 'hole burning' in the spatial distribution of MO concentration. Theoretical description of nonlinear diffraction may help with the diagnosis of the vitality of MO culture and for characterization of photomovement.

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Date Published: 23 September 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3488, Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals II, (23 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323719
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Nickolai V. Kukhtarev, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Tatiana V. Kukhtareva, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Jeanette Jones, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
E. W. Ward, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
H. John Caulfield, Fisk Univ. (United States)
Sergei F. Lyuksyutov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (United States)
Preben Buchhave, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3488:
Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals II
Gertruda V. Klimusheva, Editor(s)

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