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Light extraction: what we can learn from fireflies
Author(s): Annick Bay; Michaël Sarrazin; Jean Pol Vigneron
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Paper Abstract

Fireflies lighten up our warm summer evenings. There is more physic behind these little animals than anyone of us could imagine. In this paper 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 a ”human-thought” one.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8480, The Nature of Light: Light in Nature IV, 84800G (11 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.928696
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Annick Bay, Univ. of Namur (Belgium)
Michaël Sarrazin, Univ. of Namur (Belgium)
Jean Pol Vigneron, Univ. of Namur (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8480:
The Nature of Light: Light in Nature IV
Rongguang Liang, Editor(s)

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