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Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) based photonic materials: current status
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Paper Abstract

Suitable polymer-based photonic materials must possess the desired optical and electromagnetic properties for optimal device performance depending on the intended application. A new class of polymer, processed from purified deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), has been investigated for use in photonic applications and has shown promise as an excellent optical waveguide material. In this paper we present the current optical and electronic properties of this new DNA-based biopolymer, including optical loss, temperature stability, refractive index, resistivity, dielectric constant and microwave insertion loss.

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Date Published: 28 October 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5990, Optically Based Materials and Optically Based Biological and Chemical Sensing for Defence II, 59900D (28 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.632476
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James G. Grote, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Emily M. Heckman, Anteon Corp. (United States)
Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Joshua A. Hagen, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Perry P. Yaney, Anteon Corp. (United States)
Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Darnell E. Diggs, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Guru Subramanyam, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Robert L. Nelson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John S. Zetts, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
De Yu Zang, Ipitek Corp. (United States)
F. Kenneth Hopkins, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5990:
Optically Based Materials and Optically Based Biological and Chemical Sensing for Defence II
Anthony W. Vere; John C. Carrano; Arturas Zukauskas; James G. Grote; Francois Kajzar, Editor(s)

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