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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1983
  • pp: 3479–3483

Holographic interferometry used to demonstrate a theory of pattern formation in animal coats

Youren Xu, Charles M. Vest, and James D. Murray  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 22, pp. 3479-3483 (1983)

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Time-average holographic interferometry has been used to observe modal patterns of acoustically excited thin plates and shells having shapes which are schematically related to shapes occurring in the coats of animals. These modal patterns are related by a reaction-diffusion model to animal coat markings found in nature.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 31, 1983
Published: November 15, 1983

Youren Xu, Charles M. Vest, and James D. Murray, "Holographic interferometry used to demonstrate a theory of pattern formation in animal coats," Appl. Opt. 22, 3479-3483 (1983)

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