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Optical Engineering

Search for an optimal light-extracting surface derived from the morphology of a firefly lantern
Author(s): Annick Bay; Michaël Sarrazin; Jean Pol Vigneron
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Paper Abstract

Fireflies light up our warm summer evenings. There is more physics behind these little animals than any one of us could imagine. We analyze from a physical point of view one structure found on the firefly lantern, the one which best improves light extraction. Moreover, simulations will be done to show why this specific structure may be more effective than one designed by humans.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(2) 028001 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.2.028001
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 2
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Annick Bay, Facultes Univ. Notre Dame de la Paix (Belgium)
Michaël Sarrazin, Facultes Univ. Notre Dame de la Paix (Belgium)
Jean Pol Vigneron, Facultes Univ. Notre Dame de la Paix (Belgium)

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