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Design of Bio-Inspired Morpho Butterfly Structures for Optical Sensor Applications
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Design of Bio-Inspired Morpho Butterfly Structures for Optical Sensor Applications
Kim, Hyeon Myeong; Lee, Gil Ju; Kim, Min Seok; Kim, Kyu Jung; Song, Young Min;
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Various species of insects display vivid colors, widely known as 'structural color' due to their optical interference. Morpho butterflies are famous for their brilliant iridescent colors, which arise from the photonic-nanostructures of optical interference on their wings. In this paper, we outline the results of a comparative study of the optical properties of bio-inspired Morpho butterfly structures with the widely known Distributed Bragg Reflector (DBR), conducted using a rigorous coupled-wave analysis (RCWA) method for the two structures. Almost analogous tendencies were observed for both Morpho and DBR structures. With variation in the surrounding media, however, Morpho structures showed an obvious peak shift while no significant changes were observed in DBR, which can be applicable.
Morpho butterfly;Photonic crystal structure;Optical sensor;Biomimetics;
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