LASER GROWTH ENHANCEMENT
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With the global population set to top nine billion in 2050, demand for food is predicted to rise by 70 percent – and technology could play a large role in bridging the gap.
Data presented here are to assess the scientific validity of claims made regarding the enhancement effect of laser radiation on the growing of plants and its combined effect as supplementation when programmed together with other solid-state Light Emitting Diodes or natural sunlight.
The researchers behind our products show that we produces ecologically clean plants because no pesticides or other chemicals are needed to accelerate their growth.
One previous study has shown that plants exposed to helium-neon lasers, or red radiation, repaired damaged tissues more rapidly than those not treated with the light therapy, according to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
The phenotypical, biochemical and proteome data show that the single-wavelength laser light is suitable for plant growth and therefore, potentially able to unlock the advantages of this next generation lighting technology for highly energy-efficient horticulture.
Semiconductor lasers on the other hand, promise unparalleled advantages over existing illumination technologies23,24 (Fig. 1a). Firstly, the input power density-to-optical light output of laser is higher than the current horticultural lighting because laser diodes (LDs) have much greater power conversion efficiency (PCE) than for example the LEDs especially at high current densities of ≥10 kWcm−2 25,26. While the blue and red LEDs have PCEs of up to 60 and 40% respectively27, they incur a drastic loss of PCE at an input power density of ≥1 kWcm−2 26.