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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)

Optimised Multilayer Designs and Efficient White-Scatter Coatings in Damselfly Wing-Membranes

Matthew R. Nixon, Albert G. Orr, and Pete Vukusic  »View Author Affiliations


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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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(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design

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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