In 2013 there was a Chinese study published on "Bioluminescence as a light source for photosynthesis," which is briefly summarized in this Chemistry World article. There was a question on Biology.SE about a year earlier asking about the feasibility of such (and a somewhat related question for photovoltaics also in 2013).
My question here is if there is any newer research in the area of bioluminescence powering photosynthesis? Bonus if it is even more specifically related to any kind of crop production (so on a larger scale).
- I am not a biologist (last biology I took was AP Biology in high school a number of years ago).
- From the other answers here on Biology.SE, I understand there is inefficiency with the use of bioluminescent light for "powering" things, but I'm still interested in more theory behind it as related to photosynthesis (hence the question about any newer research) for purposes of a fictional work I'm pursuing where sunlight is not an option. As a side question, imagine a "sky" of bioluminescence; would that be enough to grow some level of crops or trees?