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Modulations in the light of the firefly.
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PMID:  23385807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Continuous light could be produced from the firefly by making it inhale vapours of ethyl acetate. Here we perform such a control experiment on the Indian species of the firefly Luciola praeusta Kiesenwetter 1874 (Coleoptera : Lampyridae : Luciolinae), and analyse the light in the microsecond time scale. The amplitude of the continuous train of triangular pulses is apparently altered in accordance with the instantaneous values of a hypothetical signal, which exhibits pulse amplitude modulation (PAM). In addition to sampling in amplitude, this scheme apparently provides sampling in time, representing pulse width modulation (PWM). A Fourier transform spectrum of this waveform shows the 'carrier' frequency and the accompanying 'side bands'.
Authors:
Anurup Gohain Barua
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biosciences     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0973-7138     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Biosci.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100809     Medline TA:  J Biosci     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, Gauhati University, Guwahati 781 014, India, agohainbarua@yahoo.com.
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