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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Nov. 9, 2009
  • pp: 21271–21279

Spectral analysis of induced color change on periodically nanopatterned silk films

Jason J. Amsden, Hannah Perry, Svetlana V. Boriskina, Ashwin Gopinath, David L. Kaplan, Luca Dal Negro, and Fiorenzo G. Omenetto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 21271-21279 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.021271


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Abstract

We demonstrate controllable structural color based on periodic nanopatterned 2D lattices in pure protein films of silk fibroin. We show here periodic lattices in silk fibroin films with feature sizes of hundreds of nanometers that exhibit different colors as a function of varying lattice spacing. Further, when varying the index of refraction contrast between the nanopatterned lattice and its surrounding environment by applying liquids on top of the lattices, colorimetric shifts are observed. The effect is characterized experimentally and theoretically and a simple example of glucose concentration sensing is presented. This is the first example of a functional sensor based on silk fibroin optics.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(160.1435) Materials : Biomaterials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: August 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2009
Published: November 6, 2009

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 13 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Jason J. Amsden, Hannah Perry, Svetlana V. Boriskina, Ashwin Gopinath, David L. Kaplan, Luca Dal Negro, and Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, "Spectral analysis of induced color change on periodically nanopatterned silk films," Opt. Express 17, 21271-21279 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-23-21271


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