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Natural production of biological optical systems
Author(s): Seung Ho Choi; Young L. Kim
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Paper Abstract

Synthesis and production in nature often provide ideas to design and fabricate advanced biomimetic photonic materials and structures, leading to excellent physical properties and enhanced performance. In addition, the recognition and utilization of natural or biological substances have been typical routes to develop biocompatible and biodegradable materials for medical applications. In this respect, biological lasers utilizing such biomaterials and biostructures have been received considerable attention, given a variety of implications and potentials for bioimaging, biosensing, implantation, and therapy. However, without relying on industrial facilities, eco-friendly massive production of such optical components or systems has not yet been investigated. We show examples of bioproduction of biological lasers using agriculture and fisheries. We anticipate that such approaches will open new possibilities for scalable eco-friendly ‘green’ production of biological photonics components and systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9341, Bioinspired, Biointegrated, Bioengineered Photonic Devices III, 93410J (11 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082642
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Seung Ho Choi, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Young L. Kim, Purdue Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9341:
Bioinspired, Biointegrated, Bioengineered Photonic Devices III
Luke P. Lee; John A. Rogers; Seok Hyun Andy Yun, Editor(s)

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