Special Section on Nanostructured Thin Films: Fundamentals and Applications

Replica of the structural color for Papilio blumei butterfly

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Mei-Ling Lo

National Central University, Department of Optics and Photonics, Chung-Li 32001, Taiwan

Wen-Hsin Li

National Central University, Department of Optics and Photonics, Chung-Li 32001, Taiwan

Shao-Ze Tseng

National Central University, Department of Optics and Photonics, Chung-Li 32001, Taiwan

Sheng-Hui Chen

National Central University, Department of Optics and Photonics, Chung-Li 32001, Taiwan

Chia-Hua Chan

National Central University, Graduate Institute of Energy Engineering, Chung-Li 32001, Taiwan

Cheng-Chung Lee

National Central University, Department of Optics and Photonics, Chung-Li 32001, Taiwan

J. Nanophoton. 7(1), 073597 (Mar 11, 2013). doi:10.1117/1.JNP.7.073597
History: Received October 15, 2012; Revised January 30, 2013; Accepted January 31, 2013
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Abstract.  Although the physics of structural color has been investigated, it remains a challenge to create artificial replicas of the natural photonic crystal structure. The concave multilayer replica of Papilio blumei butterflies is successfully fabricated by the following three main steps: self assembly of polystyrene spheres, deposition using an electron-beam gun, and inductively coupled plasma etching. The green iridescence of the wings of P. blumei is successfully reproduced.

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Mei-Ling Lo ; Wen-Hsin Li ; Shao-Ze Tseng ; Sheng-Hui Chen ; Chia-Hua Chan, et al.
"Replica of the structural color for Papilio blumei butterfly", J. Nanophoton. 7(1), 073597 (Mar 11, 2013). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.7.073597


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