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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Towards Applications Joint Poster Session (JWA)

Light Scattering in Biomimetic Structures with Short-range Order

Seng Fatt Liew, Jason Forster, Heeso Noh, Carl Schreck, Vinodkumar Saranathan, Xinhui Lu, Lin Yang, Corey S. O'Hern, Eric Dufresne, and Hui Cao  »View Author Affiliations


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We performed coherent backscattering experiments to measure transport mean free path in closely packed biomimetic structures. Due to short-range order and near-field effect, low-order light scattering becomes dominant and produces structural colors.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements

S. F. Liew, J. Forster, H. Noh, C. Schreck, V. Saranathan, X. Lu, L. Yang, C. S. O'Hern, E. Dufresne, and H. Cao, "Light Scattering in Biomimetic Structures with Short-range Order," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWA102.

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