DNA as an Optical Material

A.J. Steckl, H. Spaeth, H. You, E. Gomez and J. Grote

DNA, the beautifully symmetrical “molecule of life,” carries the core genetic blueprint for every living organism. Now, through the emerging field of DNA photonics, it also has the potential to serve as an inexpensive, renewable resource in the development of optical waveguides, organic LEDs and laser structures.

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