Light emission from compound eye with conformal fluorescent coating

Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Amy E. Miller, Drew P. Pulsifer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number94290C
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9429
Issue numberJanuary
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventBioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2015Mar 11 2015

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Light emission
Field of View
Coating
light emission
coatings
Coatings
field of view
Wide-field
Biological systems
Biological Systems
Thin Films
insects
Thin films
flat surfaces
Experimental Results
thin films

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Light emission from compound eye with conformal fluorescent coating. / Martín-Palma, Raúl J.; Miller, Amy E.; Pulsifer, Drew P.; Lakhtakia, Akhlesh.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 9429, No. January, 94290C, 01.01.2015.

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