Dr. Fritz Albert Popp

Prof. Fritz-Albert Popp

Prof. Fritz-Albert Popp

Prof. Fritz-Albert Popp

“We know today that man, essentially, is a being of light.”

And the modern science of  photobiology is presently proving this.  In terms of healing the implications are immense.  We now know, for example, that quanta of light can initiate, or arrest, cascade-like reactions in the cells, and that genetic cellular damage can be virtually repaired, within hours, by faint beams of light.

“We are still on the threshold of fully understanding the complex relationship between light and life, but we can now say emphatically, that the function of our entire
metabolism is dependent on light.”  ………..Dr. Fritz Albert Popp

Fritz Albert Popp was born in 1938 in Frankfurt / Main.
Diploma in Experimental Physics (University of Würzburg), X-ray circle of the Physics Institute of the University of Würzburg, PhD in theoretical physics (quantum theory of many-particle systems, University of Mainz), Habilitation in Biophysics (University of Marburg) Professor of radiology at the University of Marburg 1972-1980, Appointment as Professor (H2) by the Senate of the University of Marburg, head of research groups in the industry (1981-1983), at the University of Kaiserslautern (Cell Biology from 1983 to 1985), the Technology Centre and the Technology Park in Kaiserslautern (1986 to present).

He has conducted research that confirms the existence of biophotons. These particles of light, with no mass, transmit information within and between cells. His work shows that DNA in a living cell stores and releases photons creating “biophotonic emissions” that may hold the key to illness and health. Popp’s eight books and more than 150 scientific journal articles and studies address basic questions of theoretical physics, biology, complementary medicine and biophotons.

Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp Ode magazineIn 1996, Dr. Popp founded the International Institute of Biophysics in Neuss, Germany. This institute is a worldwide network of biologist, chemists, medical researchers, physicists and other scientists at 14 universities and governmental research institutes.

Fritz-Albert Popp (born 1938 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany) is a German researcher in biophysics, particularly in biophotonics.

Biophotonics is a branch of quantum biology dealing with interactions between single-photons and biological matter in order to understand the inner workings of cells and tissues in living organisms. It is probably the best solution for understanding cell function by integrating molecular activities within the living cells.

Fritz-Albert Popp is the inventor of biophoton theory, and has coined the term biophotons which refers to coherent photons emitted from biological organisms. Biophoton theory concerns DNA as the most probable source of biophoton emission.

The biological emission of photons (biophotons) is a term used to describe the permanent ultraweak (1-100 photons/sec/cm2) emission of coherent (phase-locked and/or frequency-locked) photons from living systems. (F.A.Popp 1976) Popp considered it to be a quantum biological phenomenon with bio-informational character distinct from the non-coherent emission of photons as by-products of metabolism, like thermal radiation and bioluminescence/chemiluminescence caused by radical reactions, oxidation etc.

Biophoton/ultraweak photon emission originates from relaxation of electronically excited states of the constituents of living cells, which are generally associated with the presence of an oxidative metabolism that accompanies the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which participate in the regulation of a wide spectrum of biochemical and physiological functions.

Biophoton/ultraweak photon emission reflects the pathophysiological state with respect to mitochondrial energy (ATP) production and the susceptibility to oxidative stress which is derived from the excessive production of ROS or a lack of activity for antioxidant protection.

Biophotons consist of light with a high degree of order, in other words, biological “laser” light. Such a light is very quiet (low-noise) and shows an extremely stable intensity, without the fluctuations normally observed in light. Because of their stable field strength, its waves can superpose, and by virtue of this, constructive and destructive interference effects become possible that do not occur in ordinary light.

Because of the high degree of coherence (high degree of order), the biological “laser” light is able to generate and keep order and also to transmit information in the organism


Ultraweak Photon Emission
(UPE) or Biophoton emission (BPE) refers to the phenomenon of constant and spontaneous emission of light from all biological systems including humans due to metabolic activities, without excitation or enhancement. This occurs in the visible and UV part of the electromagnetic spectrum at ultra low intensities, on the order of 10-16 – 10-18 W/cm2.

The coherent emission of bio-photons is connected to energy and information transfer processes in the biological organisms, and has been linked to the function of DNA and to gene regulation.

There have been proposed various mechanisms of production, emission, and absorption of bio-photons, which concern metabolic and homeostatic processes, biorhythms, intracellular and intercellular communication, cell growth and differentiation, regulation of biochemical and morphogenetic processes, microtubule function, etc..

Furthermore, this phenomenon has been experimentally verified independently by many governmental and university research laboratories in unicellular organisms, separate cell cultures (which exhibit photon communication that results in synchronization of their emission pattern), tumor cells (which exhibit characteristic photon emission pattern different from normal cells), tissues, organs, plants, animals, and humans.

Dr. Fritz A. Popp's rediscovery of cell radiation

Dr. Fritz A. Popp’s rediscovery of cell radiation

As for the differentiation in photon emission between health and disease, relative studies concern the effect of microbial infections in biological systems, the correlation with states of health, and new methods of interpretation and diagnosis in pathological states such as cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Further experimental studies have shown that ultraweak photon emission from the surface of the human skin is emitted in the visual and in the infrared spectrum and is also strongly correlated to electrodermal activity (Popp et al., 2006 ).

In cancer diagnostics, the use of near-field electrical measurements (Pokorny et al., 2011 ), besides the far-field method of ultraweak photon emission, utilizes frequency selective (resonant) absorption of electromagnetic waves in malignant tumors.

“We are still on the threshold of fully understanding the complex relationship between light and life, but we can now say emphatically, that the function of our entire metabolism is dependent on light.”

Prof. Fritz-Albert Popp