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A shape-anisotropic reflective polarizer in a stomatopod crustacean
(Springer Nature Publishing AG, 2016-02-17)
Many biophotonic structures have their spectral properties of reflection ‘tuned’ using the (zeroth-order) Bragg criteria for phase constructive interference. This is associated with a periodicity, or distribution of ...
A novel function for a carotenoid: astaxanthin used as a polarizer for visual signalling in a mantis shrimp
(The Company of Biologists Ltd, 2011-11-17)
Biological signals based on color patterns are well known, but some animals communicate by producing patterns of polarized light. Known biological polarizers are all based on physical interactions with light such as ...