Chapter 12. Biomaterials and Nanophotonics

  1. Paras N. Prasad

Published Online: 26 AUG 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471670251.ch12



How to Cite

Prasad, P. N. (2004) Biomaterials and Nanophotonics, in Nanophotonics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471670251.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 AUG 2004
  2. Published Print: 17 MAR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471649885

Online ISBN: 9780471670254



  • biomaterials;
  • nanophotonics;
  • bioderived materials;
  • bioinspired materials;
  • biotemplates;
  • bacteria;
  • biosynthesizers


Chapter 12 deals with biomaterials that are emerging as an important class of materials for nanophotonic applications. Bioderived and bioinspired materials are described together with bioassemblies that can be used as templates. Applications discussed are energy-harvesting, low-threshold lasing, and high-density data storage.