Super continuum generation in water doped with Homeopathic medicines

  • Paresh K Joshi Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 400005 India & Spandan Holistic Institute of Applied Homeopathy
  • Aditya K Dharmadhikari Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 400005
  • Jayashree A Dharmadhikari Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 576104 India
  • Praful M Barvalia Spandan Holistic Institute of Applied Homeopathy,Mumbai-400043, India
Keywords: Supercontinuum generation, water, ultra dilution, Homeopathic medicines


We have carried out systematic studies to investigate the effect on supercontinuum generation in water using 40 fs laser pulses when doped with Homeopathic medicines. We perform these studies using five series of medications with different levels of dilution (10-30 to 10-100000). We measure supercontinuum spectra that span from 400-1050 nm. We monitor the area under the curve in the range 450-750 nm for each sample at a fixed incident laser energy. Our observations indicate that the yield of supercontinuum generation, in water containing Homeopathic medicine is significantly different from that obtained in water containing plain ethanol. The measurement for different dilutions shows up to 7 times standard deviation variation in the yield of supercontinuum generation? Even though linear absorption in the UV-visible region does not show any significant difference for different Homeopathic medicines, the supercontinuum yield which depends on the effective nonlinear refractive index changes with different samples.
Fundamental Research (Physics and Chemistry)