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Nanometer-scale Fluorescence Resonance Optical Waveguides

Vyawahare, Saurabh and Eyal, Shulamit and Mathews, Keith D. and Quake, Stephen R. (2004) Nanometer-scale Fluorescence Resonance Optical Waveguides. Nano Letters, 4 (6). pp. 1035-1039. ISSN 1530-6984. doi:10.1021/nl049660i.

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The telecommunications revolution has created a strong motivation to build photonic devices of ever smaller size and higher density. Using photosynthetic structures found in nature as an inspiration, we synthesized artificial structures that act like diffusive waveguides. These waveguides use FRET to transport energy, and we demonstrated the idea with 3- and 5-fluorophore structures which utilize DNA as a scaffold. A quantitative model that explains the results and provides the mechanism behind the energy transfer is also presented.

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Additional Information:© 2004 American Chemical Society. Received 2 March 2004. Published online 28 April 2004. Published in print 1 June 2004. We thank Andrew Berglund for discussions. This work was supported by DARPA, NSF, and MSREC.
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Official Citation:Nanometer-scale Fluorescence Resonance Optical Waveguides Saurabh Vyawahare, Shulamit Eyal, Keith D. Mathews, and Stephen R. Quake Nano Letters 2004 4 (6), 1035-1039 DOI: 10.1021/nl049660i
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