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Replication of biotemplates for the development of highly efficient biomimetic optical metamaterials and devices
Author(s): Raúl J. Martín-Palma; Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Carlo G. Pantano
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Paper Abstract

Biomimetics involves the implementation of ideas and concepts from nature in different technoscientific fields. Aiming at the further development of biomimetic optical metamaterials and devices, we devised the conformal-evaporated-filmby- rotation (CEFR) technique to fabricate inorganic replicas of biotemplates with high reliability and fidelity at the micro- and nano-scales. Some potential applications include high-sensitivity chemical sensors and biosensors, textured coatings for solar cells and other energy-harvesting structures, environmental sensors, high-speed motion detectors, surveillance systems, cameras for image-guided surgeries, as well as for many clinical treatments that can be controlled by implanted light-delivery devices. Moreover, we demonstrated the successful conformal coating of the external surface of a MEMS comb resonator by the CEFR technique, thereby extending application to microelectronics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7205, Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics II, 720507 (24 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808112
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Raúl J. Martín-Palma, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Univ. Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Carlo G. Pantano, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7205:
Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics II
Thomas J. Suleski; Winston V. Schoenfeld; Jian Jim Wang, Editor(s)

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