Natural photonics

This theme is led by Prof Pete Vukusic, working alongside Prof Roy Sambles

Investigations into natural structural colour began at the University of Exeter in 1998. The subject of iridescence in butterflies and moths was central to the original project but our research has diversified to comprise the photonics of a much broader range of animals. The design ideas from our understanding of natural photonics have applications in a range of different technologies.

If you are interested in our research and wish to find out more, you can email us at Natural Photonics.

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