We measured angle-resolved specular reflection, backward reflection and diffusive reflection from bird feathers with quasi-ordered structures. The angular dependences of reflection spectra are distinct from those of 3-D photonic crystal, due to isotropic short-range order.
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H. Noh, R. O. Prum, E. R. Dufresne, and H. Cao, "Study of Angle Dependent Reflection from a 3-D Quasi-Ordered Photonic Crystal," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FTuP2.
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