Biomimetics in Photonics
Edited by Olaf Karthaus
CRC Press – 2012 – 289 pages
Biomimetic photonics is a burgeoning field. Biologists are finding and describing a whole menagerie of unique and astonishingly complex nano- and microstructures in fauna and flora. Material scientists are developing novel multifunctional and hierarchical structures with a wide variety of post-nano era photonics applications. Mathematicians and computer scientists are using computer models and simulations to understand the underlying principles of biomimetic structures. However, concepts, structures, and phenomena that are well known in one community are quite unknown in others.
Exploring a biomimetic approach to developing photonic devices and structures, Biomimetics in Photonics discusses not only the role of and results of biomimicry in engineering, but also the true understanding of natural processes and the application of these techniques to established technologies.
Suitable for researchers and graduate students, the book does more than describe how to extract good design from nature—Biomimetics in Photonics highlights natural design techniques in context, allowing for a more complete modeling picture. It demonstrates the possibilities and challenges in the move from a laboratory environment to industrial scale production of biomimetic photonic structures.
"… provides new insights into biomimetic photonics. … The reader will find a careful discussion of a night-vision algorithm inspired by the visual system of a nocturnal bee, and a presentation of bio-inspired antireflection coatings."
—Christian Brosseau, Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France, and a Fellow of OSA
Photonic Structures in Plants
Silvia Vignolini, Beverley Glover, and Ullrich Steiner
Biomineralization and Photonics
Biometrics of Optical Nanostructures
Andrew R. Parker, Torben Lenau, and Akira Saito
Photomechanic IR Receptors in Pyrophilous Beetles and Bugs
Herbert Bousack, Helmut Budzier, Gerald Gerlach, and Helmut Schmitz
Toward Industrial Production of Biomimetic Photonic Structures
Hiroshi Fudouzi, Tsutomu Sawada, and Yoshihiro Uozu
A Night Vision Algorithm Inspired by the Visual System of a Nocturnal Bee
Eric Warrant, Magnus Oskarsson, and Henrik Malm
Modeling and FDTD Calculations
Shuichi Kinoshita, Dong Zhu, and Akira Saito