Polarization signals in mantis shrimps

Thomas W. Cronin, Tsyr Huei Chiou, Roy L. Caldwell, Nicholas Roberts, Justin Marshall

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摘要

While color signals are well known as a form of animal communication, a number of animals communicate using signals based on patterns of polarized light reflected from specialized body parts or structures. Mantis shrimps, a group of marine crustaceans, have evolved a great diversity of such signals, several of which are based on photonic structures. These include resonant scattering devices, structures based on layered dichroic molecules, and structures that use birefringent layers to produce circular polarization. Such biological polarizers operate in different spectral regions ranging from the near-UV to medium wavelengths of visible light. In addition to the structures that are specialized for signal production, the eyes of many species of mantis shrimp are adapted to detect linearly polarized light in the ultraviolet and in the green, using specialized sets of photoreceptors with oriented, dichroic visual pigments. Finally, a few mantis shrimp species produce biophotonic retarders within their photoreceptors that permit the detection of circularly polarized light and are thus the only animals known to sense this form of polarization. Mantis shrimps use polarized light in species-specific signals related to mating and territorial defense, and their means of manipulating light's polarization can inspire designs for artificial polarizers and achromatic retarders.

原文English
主出版物標題Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IV
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2009 十二月 1
事件Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IV - San Diego, CA, United States
持續時間: 2009 八月 32009 八月 4

出版系列

名字Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
7461
ISSN(列印)0277-786X

Other

OtherPolarization Science and Remote Sensing IV
國家United States
城市San Diego, CA
期間09-08-0309-08-04

指紋

Light polarization
Polarization
polarized light
polarization
animals
Animals
photoreceptors
retarders
polarizers
Biocommunications
visual pigments
Biophotonics
Circular Polarization
Circular polarization
Retinal Pigments
circular polarization
Photonics
Pigments
Ultraviolet
Linearly

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

引用此文

Cronin, T. W., Chiou, T. H., Caldwell, R. L., Roberts, N., & Marshall, J. (2009). Polarization signals in mantis shrimps. 於 Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IV [74610C] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; 卷 7461). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.828492
Cronin, Thomas W. ; Chiou, Tsyr Huei ; Caldwell, Roy L. ; Roberts, Nicholas ; Marshall, Justin. / Polarization signals in mantis shrimps. Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IV. 2009. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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