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18 August 2005 DNA-based materials for electro-optic applications: current status
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Purified deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), derived from salmon milt and roe sacs, waste products of the Japanese fishing industry in Hokkaido, has been processed into a promising, optical waveguide quality, biopolymer material suitable for both passive and active optical and electro-optic applications. Intercalation of aromatic compounds into stacked layers within the double helix of DNA molecules has rendered active optical waveguide materials with excellent nonlinear optical properties.
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James G. Grote, Emily M. Heckman, Darnell E. Diggs, Joshua A. Hagen, Perry P. Yaney, Andrew J. Steckl, Stephen J. Clarson, Guang S. He, Qingdong Zheng, Paras N. Prasad, John S. Zetts, and F. Kenneth Hopkins "DNA-based materials for electro-optic applications: current status", Proc. SPIE 5934, Nonlinear Optical Transmission and Multiphoton Processes in Organics III, 593406 (18 August 2005);

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