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Authors : Vigneron,J.,P.;Kertész,K.;Vértesy,Z.;Rassart,M.;Lousse,V.;Bálint,Zs.;Bíró,L.,P.
Title : Correlated diffraction and fluorescence in the backscattering iridescence of the male butterfly Troides magellanus (Papilionidae)
JournalName : Phys. Rev. E
PubDateYear : 2008
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Volume : 78
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StartPage : 021903-1
EndPage : 021903-9
Keywords : TOP_Photonic;W_Experiment;W_Theory
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Abstract : The male Troides magellanus—a birdwing butterfly that lives in a restricted area of the Philippines— concentrates on its hindwings at least two distinct optical processes that contribute to its exceptional visual attraction. The first is the very bright uniform yellow coloration caused by a pigment which generates yellowgreen fluorescence, and the other is a blue-green iridescence which results from light diffraction at grazing emergence under a specific illumination. Detailed optical measurements reveal that these optical effects are correlated, the fluorescence being enhanced by illuminations conditions that favor the occurrence of the iridescence. These effects are analyzed, with the conclusion that both of them depend on the same optical device: a one-dimensional microribs grating which appear on the sides of the ridges that run along the yellow scales.
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