Photonic quasicrystals are unique structures having long-range order but no periodicity. It has been found that
quasiperiodic structures give rise to unusual phenomena and properties that have not been observed in periodic
structures. Recently, it has been reported that introducing quasi-periodic structures of microscopic air holes in optical
fibers can give rise to a unique dispersion property such as almost zero ultra-flattened chromatic dispersion and large
mode area dispersion compensating fiber.
In this paper, we introduce a ring core photonic quasicrystal fiber (PQF) and its optical properties are theoretically
analyzed. The chromatic dispersion properties of doped ring core PQF, are investigated along with their dependence on
the proposed defect parameters using 3D full-vectorial Beam Propagation Method (BPM) and plane wave expansion
The delivery of therapeutic, detection and imaging agents for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients has improved dramatically over the years with the development of nano-carriers such as liposomes, micelles, dendrimers, biomolecules, polymer particles, and colloidal precipitates. While many of these carriers have been used with great success in vitro and in vivo, each suffers from serious drawbacks with regard to stability, flexibility, or functionality. To date, there has been no general particle fabrication method available that afforded rigorous control over particle size, shape, composition, cargo and chemical structure. By utilizing the method we has designed referred to as Particle Replication In Non-wetting Templates, or PRINT, we can fabricate monodisperse particles with simultaneous control over structure (i.e. shape, size, composition) and function (i.e. cargo, surface structure). Unlike other particle fabrication techniques, PRINT is delicate and general enough to be compatible with a variety of important next-generation cancer therapeutic, detection and imaging agents, including various cargos (e.g. DNA, proteins, chemotherapy drugs, biosensor dyes, radio-markers, contrast agents), targeting ligands (e.g. antibodies, cell targeting peptides) and functional matrix materials (e.g. bioabsorbable polymers or stimuli responsive matrices). PRINT makes this possible by utilizing low-surface energy, chemically resistant fluoropolymers as molding materials and patterned substrates to produce functional, harvestable, monodisperse polymeric particles.
Organic-inorganic nanocomposite films were prepared by dispersing an aromatic methacrylic monomer and a photo-initiator in organic-inorganic hybrid sol-gel matrices. The film properties could be controlled by optimizing the content of an organically modified silica precursor (TSPEG) in the sol-gel matrices. The photopolymer film modified with the organic chain (TSPEG) showed high diffraction efficiency (>90%) under an optimized condition. In addition, we implement a digital holographic security system that combines the electrical biometrics technology with fully digital holographic storage using an organic-inorganic hybrid type photopolymer film.
Organic-inorganic nanocomposite films were prepared by dispersing an aromatic methacrylic monomer and a photo-initiator in organic-inorganic hybrid sol-gel matrices. The film properties could be controlled by optimizing the content of an organically modified silica precursor (TSPEG) in the sol-gel matrices. The photopolymer film modified with the organic chain (TSPEG) showed high diffraction efficiency (>90%) under an optimized condition. High diffraction efficiency could be ascribed to the fast diffusion and efficient polymerization of monomers under interference light to generate refractive index modulation. The TSPEG modified photopolymer film could be successfully used for holographic memory. Angular selectivity of the film were 0.46 ~ 0.16 depending on the film thickness in the incident angles between 20° ~ 70°. A digital holographic image and a real object were recorded successfully in the photopolymer film.