Natural Photonic Structures from Birefringent Core-Shell Nanoparticles

Venkata Jayasurya Yallapragada, Lia Addadi, Steve Weiner, Dan Oron, Benjamin Palmer

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Photonic structures are responsible for the vivid colors of many animals, and also serve as reflectors and filters in vision. Our recent work has explored the core–shell photonic nanostructures involved in the eyes of several decapod crustaceans, and motivates further research into exploiting spatial variation of birefringence in designing ultrathin reflecting photonic structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-51
Number of pages1
JournalOptics and Photonics News
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2020


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