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International Quantum Electronics Conference
San Francisco, California United States
May 16, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Morphology and Scattering: From Terahertz to Butterflies (IThL)

Is the photonic crystal in the butterflies T. imperialis and P. sesostris optimal?

Leon Poladian, Maryanne Large, Whayne Padden, Kwan Hee. Lee, Shelley Wickham, and Nick Beeton


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An identical triclinic photonic crystal occurs within the green scales of two unrelated species of butterfly: Teinopalpus imperialis and Parides sesostris. A photonic band structure calculation is performed to determine if the structure is optimal.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics

L. Poladian, M. Large, W. Padden, K. H. Lee, S. Wickham, and N. Beeton, "Is the photonic crystal in the butterflies T. imperialis and P. sesostris optimal?," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper IThL6.

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