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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 4213–4217

Thin-film biological reflectors: optical characterization of the Chrysiridia croesus moth

D. Johan Brink and Mike E. Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 4213-4217 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.004213


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Abstract

The optical properties of colored wing scales of the Chrysiridia croesus moth were investigated experimentally and theoretically by reflection spectroscopy and ellipsometry. Transmission electron microscope micrographs show that the outer surfaces of these scales incorporate a fairly regular layered structure of alternating dense and less-dense material, which reflects light by the well-known thin-film interference process. A Monte Carlo–type simulation of the reflection process is discussed, which permits the determination of the complex index of refraction of the scale material.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(330.1710) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color, measurement

History
Original Manuscript: November 6, 1997
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 1998
Published: July 1, 1998

Citation
D. Johan Brink and Mike E. Lee, "Thin-film biological reflectors: optical characterization of the Chrysiridia croesus moth," Appl. Opt. 37, 4213-4217 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-19-4213


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