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Optical Interference Coatings
Whistler Canada
June 16-21, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55752-970-1
Applications III: Telescopes, space, and Natural Photonics (MD)

Bio-inspired Photonic Vapour Sensing: Lessons from Butterflies

Timothy A. Starkey, Radislav A. Potyrailo, and Pete Vukusic  »View Author Affiliations


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Here we discuss the vapour response observed in the iridescent scales of the Morpho sulkowskyi butterfly and the opportunities that may be achieved in a single nano-structured sensing unit rather than traditional sensor arrays.

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OCIS Codes
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

T. A. Starkey, R. A. Potyrailo, and P. Vukusic, "Bio-inspired Photonic Vapour Sensing: Lessons from Butterflies," in Optical Interference Coatings, M. Tilsch and D. Ristau, eds., OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper MD.10.

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