A new class of nanostructured polymer optical materials can mimic biological optical materials. Application to gradient refractive index (GRIN) lenses with an unprecedented variety of index gradients and a nonlinear 1-D photonic crystal are described.
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J. Shirk, G. Beadie, R. S. Lepkowicz, Y. Jin, E. Baer, and A. Hiltner, "Biomimetic Optical Polymers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CThD1.
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