Shedding light on the optical properties of spider silk fiber

Optical characterisation of a Nephila edulis spider dragline silk is performed. The silk fiber transmits light up to 1400 nm with a propagation loss of ∼9 dB/cm and birefringence of 8×10−3 measured at 1302 nm.


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IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) 2015, 333-334
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IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) 2015, Reston, VA, USA, 4-8 October 2015
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2015
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IEEE
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