The present invention is directed to composite photonic crystal materials of a photonic crystal structure having voids throughout, where the photonic crystal structure includes a colloidal nanocrystal-doped composite infiltrated within the voids, the colloidal nanocrystal-doped composite including a sol-gel or polymeric host/matrix material.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS
 This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.