Publication detail

AFM imaging of natural optical structures

DALLAEVA, D. TOMANEK, P. PROKOPYEVA, E. KASPAR, P. GRMELA, L. SKARVADA, P.

Original Title

AFM imaging of natural optical structures

Czech Title

AFM zobrazování přírodních optických struktur

English Title

AFM imaging of natural optical structures

Type

journal article

Language

en

Original Abstract

The colors of some living organisms assosiated with the surface structure. Irridesence butterfly wings is an example of such coloration. Optical effects such as interference, diffraction, polarization are responsible for physical colors appearance. Alongside with amazing beauty this structure represent interest for design of optical devices. Here we report the results of morphology investigation by atomic force microscopy. The difference in surface structure of black and blue wings areas is clearly observed. It explains the angle dependence of the wing blue color, since these micrometer and sub-micrometer quasiperiodical structures could control the light propagation, absorption and reflection.

Czech abstract

Barvy některých živých organismů závisí na struktuře povrchu. Optické efekty, jako interference, difrakce, polarizace jsou zodpovědné za fyzický vzhled barev. Pozorovan rozdíl v povrchové struktuře černé a modré oblastech křídla.

English abstract

The colors of some living organisms assosiated with the surface structure. Irridesence butterfly wings is an example of such coloration. Optical effects such as interference, diffraction, polarization are responsible for physical colors appearance. Alongside with amazing beauty this structure represent interest for design of optical devices. Here we report the results of morphology investigation by atomic force microscopy. The difference in surface structure of black and blue wings areas is clearly observed. It explains the angle dependence of the wing blue color, since these micrometer and sub-micrometer quasiperiodical structures could control the light propagation, absorption and reflection.

Keywords

atomic force microscopy, cross-section, structural color, butterfly wings, biological optical structure

RIV year

2015

Released

07.01.2015

Publisher

SPIE

Location

USA

Pages from

944209-1

Pages to

944209-8

Pages count

8

BibTex


@article{BUT111958,
  author="Dinara {Sobola} and Pavel {Tománek} and Elena {Prokopyeva} and Pavel {Kaspar} and Lubomír {Grmela} and Pavel {Škarvada}",
  title="AFM imaging of natural optical structures",
  annote="The colors of some living organisms assosiated with the surface structure. Irridesence butterfly wings is an example of such coloration. Optical effects such as interference, diffraction, polarization are responsible for physical colors appearance. Alongside with amazing beauty this structure represent interest for design of optical devices. Here we report the results of morphology investigation by atomic force microscopy. The difference in surface structure of black and blue wings areas is clearly observed. It explains the angle dependence of the wing blue color, since these micrometer and sub-micrometer quasiperiodical structures could control the light propagation, absorption and reflection.",
  address="SPIE",
  chapter="111958",
  doi="10.1117/12.2176720",
  institution="SPIE",
  number="9442",
  volume="9442",
  year="2015",
  month="january",
  pages="944209-1--944209-8",
  publisher="SPIE",
  type="journal article"
}