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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 5, 2009
  • pp: 193–202

Imaging scatterometry of butterfly wing scales

D.G. Stavenga, H.L. Leertouwer, P. Pirih, and M.F. Wehling  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 193-202 (2009)

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We describe an imaging scatterometer allowing hemispherical reflectance measurements as a function of the angle of incidence. The heart of the scatterometer is an ellipsoidal reflector, which compresses the hemispherical reflection into a cone-shaped beam that can be imaged by a normal optical system. The instrument’s performance is illustrated by measurements of the scattering profiles of the blue-iridescent dorsal wing scales of the nymphalid Morpho aega and the matte-green ventral wing scales of the lycaenid Callophrys rubi.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.1840) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Densitometers, reflectometers
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.1483) Scattering : BSDF, BRDF, and BTDF

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Original Manuscript: October 31, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2008
Published: December 24, 2008

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D. G. Stavenga, H. L. Leertouwer, P. Pirih, and M. F. Wehling, "Imaging scatterometry of butterfly wing scales," Opt. Express 17, 193-202 (2009)

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