C. de Mello Gallep

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Synchronic measurements of spontaneous ultra-weak light emission from germinating wheat seedlings both in Brazil and after transportation to Japan, and with a simultaneous series of germinations with local seedlings in the Czech Republic, are presented. A series of tests was also performed with samples returned from Japan to Brazil and results compared with(More)
Semi-circadian rhythms of spontaneous photon emission from wheat seedlings germinated and grown in a constant environment (darkened chamber) were found to be synchronized with the rhythm of the local gravimetric (lunisolar) tidal acceleration. Time courses of the photon-count curves were also found to match the growth velocity profile of the seedlings.(More)
Measurements of spontaneous ultra-weak light (biophoton) emission from native Brazilian and German wheat seedlings in three simultaneous series of germination tests are presented, two run in Germany and one in Brazil. Seedlings in both countries presented semi-circadian rhythms of emission that were in accordance with the local lunisolar gravimetric tidal(More)
The ultra-weak photon emission (biophoton) patterns of wheat germination tests under chemical stress (mercury and fluoride solutions) are presented in comparison to respective control groups run simultaneously in two similar, automatic photon-count chambers. Solutions of Hg (EC(50) and EC(100)) and NaF (EC(50)) were applied at the fourth day, after the(More)
BACKGROUND Correlative evidence suggests a relationship between the lunisolar tidal acceleration and the elongation rate of arabidopsis roots grown under free-running conditions of constant low light. METHODS Seedlings of Arabidopsis thaliana were grown in a controlled-climate chamber maintained at a constant temperature and subjected to continuous(More)
A Black Box Model for the quick complete characterization of the optical gain and amplified spontaneous emission noise in Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers is presented and verified experimentally. This model provides good accuracy, even neglecting third order terms in the spectral gain shift, and can provide cost reduction in SOA characterization and design(More)
The parameters of an encapsulated semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) are obtained by a proper extraction algorithm using a technique based both on measurements and modeling. The theoretical model is based on rate equations and the experiments use continuous wave optical gain curves measured for different injected currents and optical input powers. The(More)
The recovery of an optical carrier with the deletion of its amplitude modulation is introduced using a deeply saturated ultra-long semiconductor optical amplifier (UL-SOA). The experimental results were achieved for input signal bit rates up to 12.5 Gbps with high extinction ratio (up to 13.9 dB). The influence of parameters such as UL-SOA bias current,(More)
Several series of tests have shown that fresh, intact samples of Giardia duodenalis and Cryptosporidium parvum (oo)cysts are not marked by fluorescent probes such as carboxyfluorcein-succinimidyl-diacetate-ester (CFDA-SE), C12-resazurin and SYTOX® Green, probably because of their robust cell walls. These dyes fail to indicate the viability of such protozoa(More)
– Simulation results for the implementation of a high speed optical switch is presented. The optical switch uses a semiconductor optical amplifier with a pre-impulse-step injected current as the switching signal. The optical semiconductor amplifier may achieve less than 50 pico seconds off-on switching times. The simulated results have been partially(More)