Abstract

We describe an approach for converting reflection coefficients of any structure into colors, taking into account human color perception. This procedure is applied to the study of the colors reflected by Morpho rhetenor butterflies wings. The scales of these wings have a tree-like periodic structure which is modeled with the help of a rigorous lamellar grating electromagnetic theory. In this way, we are able to determine the colors reflected by the wing under various illumination conditions.

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P. Vukusic, J.R. Sambles, C.R. Lawrence and R.J. Wootton, "Quantified interference and diffraction in single Morpho butterfly scales," Proceedings: Biological Sciences, The Royal Society of London 266, 1403 -1411 (1999).

H. Tada, S. Mann, I. Miaoulis, and P. Wong, "Effects of a butterfly scale microstructure on the iridescent color observed at different angles," Opt. Express 5, 87 (1999), http://www.opticsexpress.org/oearchive/source/11782.htm.

Educational color applets, The Spectrum Applet, http://www.cs.rit.edu/~ncs/color/

Colourware, Colour FAQ, http://www.colourware.co.uk/cpfaq.htm

CVRL Color & Vision database, http://www.cvrl.org/

Color resources, http://institut.fresnel.free.fr

Charles A. Poynton, Color technology, http://www.inforamp.net/~poynton/ColorFAQ.html

Color Science, http://www.physics.sfasu.edu/astro/color.html

H. Ghiradella, "Light and color on the wing: structural colors in butterflies and moths," Appl. Opt. 30, 3492-3500 (1991).

P. Vukusic, J.R.Sambles, and H. Ghiradella, "Optical classification of microstructure in butterfly wing-scales," Photonics Science News 6, 61-66 (2000).

P. Vukusic, J. R. Sambles, C.R. Lawrence, R.J. Wootton, "Structural colour: now you see it - now you don't," Nature 410, 36 (2001).

L.C. Botten, M.S. Craig, R.C. McPhedran, J.L. Adams, and J.R. Andrewartha, "The finitely conducting lamellar diffraction grating," Optica Acta 28, 1087-1102 (1981).

S. E. Sandstr�m, G. Tayeb, R. Petit, "Lossy multistep lamellar gratings in conical diffraction mountings: an exact eigenfunction solution," J. Electromagnetic Waves and Applications 7, 631-649 (1993).

L. Li, "A modal analysis of lamellar diffraction gratings in conical mountings," J. Modern Opt. 40, 553-573, (1993).

B. Gralak, "�tude th�orique et num�rique des propri�t�s des structures � bandes interdites photoniques," PhD thesis, Universit� Aix-Marseille (2001), http://institut.fresnel.free.fr.

OLE (Opto & Laser Europe), feature article, June 1998 issue.

S. Berthier, Les couleurs des papillons ou l'imp�rative beaut�, Springer-Verlag France (2000).

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