Optimised multilayer structures and efficient coating designs have been found in several species of damselfly. We discuss these structures and the associated mechanisms responsible for the bright optical effects which they exhibit.
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M. R. Nixon, A. G. Orr, and P. Vukusic, "Optimised Multilayer Designs and Efficient White-Scatter Coatings in Damselfly Wing-Membranes," in Optical Interference Coatings, M. Tilsch and D. Ristau, eds., OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper MD.9.
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