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Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-based optical materials
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Paper Abstract

Optical materials for waveguiding applications must possess the desired optical and electromagnetic properties for optimal device performance. Purified deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), derived from salmon sperm, has been investigated for use as an optical waveguide material. In this paper we present the materials processing and optical and electromagnetic characterization of this purified DNA to render a high quality, low loss optical waveguide material.

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Date Published: 16 December 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5621, Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology, (16 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.573085
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James G. Grote, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Emily M. Heckman, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Joshua A. Hagen, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Perry P. Yaney, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Guru Subramanyam, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Stephen J. Clarson, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Darnell E. Diggs, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Robert L. Nelson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John S. Zetts, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
F. Kenneth Hopkins, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Naoya Ogata, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5621:
Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology
Anthony W. Vere; James G. Grote; Francois Kajzar, Editor(s)

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