Imaging scatterometry of butterfly wing scales.

  title={Imaging scatterometry of butterfly wing scales.},
  author={Doekele G Stavenga and Hein L. Leertouwer and Primo{\vz} Pirih and M F Wehling},
  journal={Optics express},
  volume={17 1},
We describe an imaging scatterometer allowing hemispherical reflectance measurements as a function of the angle of incidence. The heart of the scatterometer is an ellipsoidal reflector, which compresses the hemispherical reflection into a cone-shaped beam that can be imaged by a normal optical system. The instrument's performance is illustrated by measurements of the scattering profiles of the blue-iridescent dorsal wing scales of the nymphalid Morpho aega and the matte-green ventral wing… CONTINUE READING
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