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Controlling spontaneous emission in bioreplica photonic crystals
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Paper Abstract

Sophisticated methods have been created by nature to produce 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: 4 April 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8339, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2012, 83390Z (4 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.913940
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Matthew R. Jorgensen, The Univ. of Utah (United States)
Southern Utah Univ. (United States)
Elizabeth S. Butler, Southern Utah Univ. (United States)
Michael H. Bartl, The Univ. of Utah (United States)
HRL Labs., LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8339:
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2012
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Editor(s)

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