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Strong modification of density of optical states in biotemplated photonic crystals
Author(s): Matthew R. Jorgensen; Benjamin Yonkee; Michael H. Bartl
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Paper Abstract

Nature has developed sophisticated methods to create structure-based colors as a way to address the need of a wide variety of organisms. This pallet of available structures presents a unique opportunity for the investigation of new photonic crystal designs. Low-temperature sol-gel biotemplating methods were used to transform a single biotemplate into a variety of inorganic oxide structures. The density of optical states was calculated for a diamond-based natural photonic crystal, as well as several structures templated from it. Calculations were experimentally probed by spontaneous emission studies using time correlated single photon counting measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8071, Nonlinear Optics and Applications V, 807109 (18 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.890606
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew R. Jorgensen, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Benjamin Yonkee, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Michael H. Bartl, Univ. of Utah (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8071:
Nonlinear Optics and Applications V
Mario Bertolotti, Editor(s)

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