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A.6 Optical Qualities of the Fly Eye — An Approach from the Side of Geometrical, Physical and Waveguide Optics

  • Doekele G. Stavenga

Abstract

The compound eye of the fly is a versatile detection system for optical information reaching it from the environment. Incident light is transduced by the photoreceptor cells in the retina into neural signals which are transmitted step by step to the higher order ganglia.

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Optical Waveguide Visual Pigment Pigment Granule Musca Domestica Retinula Cell 
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