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Laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy/technique as a tool for field monitoring of physiological status of living plants
Author(s): Yasunori Saito
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Paper Abstract

Laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) is emitted from leaf pigments irradiated with laser. LIF contains lots of information on living plants, so LIF spectroscopy, also known as the LIF technique, is a powerful tool for plant investigation. This paper mainly describes 1) the information that is obtained by plant LIF experiments with a focus on plant physiological information, and 2) practical field applications of the LIF technique, especially to agriculture and forestry, together with a detailed description of equipment systems. Through several experimental results, the usefulness of the LIF technique is discussed as a field monitoring technique for plant investigations. Finally, the concepts of a "general hospital for plant diagnosis" and "optical farming for the agricultural industry" based on LIF information are proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6604, 14th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 66041W (13 March 2007);
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Yasunori Saito, Shinshu Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6604:
14th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov; Tanja N. Dreischuh; Sanka V. Gateva; Lubomir M. Kovachev, Editor(s)

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