18 August 2005 Poling and optical studies of DNA NLO waveguides
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Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), extracted from salmon sperm through an enzyme isolation process, is precipitated with a surfactant complex, cetyltrimethl-ammonium chloride (CTMA), for application as a nonlinear optical (NLO) material. Preliminary characterization studies suggest DNA-CTMA may be suitable for use as the host material in the poled core layer of electro-optically-active waveguide devices. Further studies have also indicated that it may be possible to create an all-DNA-CTMA NLO waveguide device using DNA-CTMA as both the core and cladding materials. Challenges and accomplishments in creating an all-DNA-CTMA waveguide device are discussed as well as poling results and techniques for poled-chromophore-DNA-CTMA films. Optical characterization studies, including optical propagation losses, of the DNA-CTMA films are presented.
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Emily M. Heckman, Emily M. Heckman, Perry P. Yaney, Perry P. Yaney, James G. Grote, James G. Grote, F. Kenneth Hopkins, F. Kenneth Hopkins, } "Poling and optical studies of DNA NLO waveguides", Proc. SPIE 5934, Nonlinear Optical Transmission and Multiphoton Processes in Organics III, 593408 (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.614455; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.614455


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