Biophotonics: Bio-Inspired Band-Gap Tunable Elastic Optical Multilayer Fibers (Adv. Mater. 15/2013)

Authors

  • Mathias Kolle,

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    1. Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 9 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA-02138, USA
    • Mathias Kolle, Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 9 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA-02138, USA

      Peter Vukusic, University of Exeter, School of Physics, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QL, UK.

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  • Alfred Lethbridge,

    1. University of Exeter, School of Physics, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QL, UK
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  • Moritz Kreysing,

    1. L. Maximilians University, Systems Biophysics, Department of Physics, Amalienstr. 54, München, D-80799, Germany
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  • Jeremy J. Baumberg,

    1. University of Cambridge, Nanophotonics Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thompson Ave, Cambridge, CB3 0HE, UK
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  • Joanna Aizenberg,

    1. Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 9 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA-02138, USA
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  • Peter Vukusic

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    1. University of Exeter, School of Physics, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QL, UK
    • Mathias Kolle, Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 9 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA-02138, USA

      Peter Vukusic, University of Exeter, School of Physics, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QL, UK.

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Abstract

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The back cover illustrates band-gap tunable bioinspired photonic fibers created by Peter Vukusic, Mathias Kolle, and co-workers on page 2239 that incorporate the structural key elements responsible for a tropical fruit's bright coloration. In the foreground a rendering of a gradually strained, colorchanging fiber is winding around another real fiber. The background features the cells in the fruit's skin.

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