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Silk: A Different Kind of “Fiber Optics”

Matthew B. Applegate, Mark A. Brenckle, Benedetto Marelli, Hu Tao, David L. Kaplan, and Fiorenzo G. Omenetto

Optics and Photonics News, Vol. 25, Issue 6, pp. 28-35 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPN.25.6.000028


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Abstract

Like a moth emerging from a cocoon, silk-based devices—optically versatile and friendly to biological systems—are poised to take flight in a range of new, innovative applications.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.7160) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ultrafast technology
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

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Matthew B. Applegate, Mark A. Brenckle, Benedetto Marelli, Hu Tao, David L. Kaplan, and Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, "Silk: A Different Kind of “Fiber Optics”," Optics & Photonics News 25(6), 28-35 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/opn/abstract.cfm?URI=opn-25-6-28


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