Wave-Guide Modes in Retinal Receptors

Science  28 Apr 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3461, pp. 1353-1354
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3461.1353


Retinal receptor wave-guide modal patterns have been photographed. The inner and outer segments of the rod and cone receptors of albino rats, rhesus macaque monkeys, and human beings have been studied. The wave-guide modal pattern is believed to be the normal form of energy transfer in these parts of the retinal receptors in these species.