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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 5 — Apr. 29, 2014

Tracing photon transmission in dye-doped DNA-CTMA optical nanofibers

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

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 6249-6256 (2014)

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We experimentally demonstrate the novel phenomena of photoluminescence (PL) and fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) assisted three-color PL separating in DNA optical nanofibers consisting of the stretched and connected DNA-cetyltrimethyl ammonium wires. The PL experiments are performed to comparatively trace photon transmission between single dye-doped DNA-CTMA optical nanofiber and PMMA optical nanofiber. A cascade FRET including DNA minor groove binder and DNA intercalators is used to further trace photon transmission inside DNA-CTMA wire. These experimental results will help to intrigue the new applications of DNA-CTMA as molecular waveguide in optobioelectronics area.

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OCIS Codes
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence

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Original Manuscript: November 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2014
Published: March 10, 2014

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Vol. 9, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Weihong Long, Weiwen Zou, Xing Li, Wenning Jiang, Xinwan Li, and Jianping Chen, "Tracing photon transmission in dye-doped DNA-CTMA optical nanofibers," Opt. Express 22, 6249-6256 (2014)

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