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Reflection properties of Scarabaeidae
Author(s): Dennis H. Goldstein
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Paper Abstract

Beetles of the scarab family have been found to reflect circularly polarized light from incident unpolarized light. There are many known animals that use polarized light in some form and several that actually create it, but there are few examples of the creation of circularly polarized light in nature. Previous work is summarized, and new measurements of several scarab specimens are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5888, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing II, 58880T (19 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.618546
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Dennis H. Goldstein, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5888:
Polarization Science and Remote Sensing II
Joseph A. Shaw; J. Scott Tyo, Editor(s)

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