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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 16 — Jul. 30, 2012
  • pp: 18188–18193

DNA optical nanofibers: preparation and characterization

Weihong Long, Weiwen Zou, Xinwan Li, and Jianping Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 16, pp. 18188-18193 (2012)

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We demonstrate the preparation and characterization of DNA optical nanofibers. The prepared DNA optical nanofibers with strong strength and high flexibility are tested. Coupled with silica fiber tapers, their optical characteristics including light transmission performance, group delay and chromatic dispersion are experimentally investigated. The visible and near infrared light waveguiding properties of the DNA optical nanofibers with and without R6G doping are also studied. It is expected that the DNA optical nanofibers may be potential for building the miniaturized biomedical photonic devices.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2012
Published: July 24, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Weihong Long, Weiwen Zou, Xinwan Li, and Jianping Chen, "DNA optical nanofibers: preparation and characterization," Opt. Express 20, 18188-18193 (2012)

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