26 March 2015 Light emission from compound eye with conformal fluorescent coating
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Compound eyes of insects are attractive biological systems for engineered biomimicry as artificial sources of light, given their characteristic wide angular field of view. A blowfly eye was coated with a thin conformal fluorescent film, with the aim of achieving wide field-of-view emission. Experimental results showed that the coated eye emitted visible light and that the intensity showed a weaker angular dependence than a fluorescent thin film deposited on a flat surface.
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Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Amy E. Miller, Amy E. Miller, Drew P. Pulsifer, Drew P. Pulsifer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, } "Light emission from compound eye with conformal fluorescent coating", Proc. SPIE 9429, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2015, 94290C (26 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2083826; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2083826

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