Planar chiral meta-materials for photonic devices


Potts, A., Papakostas, A., Zheludev, N.I., Coles, H.J., Greef, R. and Bagnall, D.M. (2003) Planar chiral meta-materials for photonic devices. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 14, (5-7), 393-395. (doi:10.1023/A:1023960920098).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1023960920098

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We report the first optical results due to the effects of two-dimensional (2D) chirality. Using electron beam lithography we have fabricated arrays of metallic planar chiral structures on dielectric substrates, with characteristic dimensions in the near infra-red, and observed the effects of their chirality on the polarization states of diffracted light. The results showed strong polarization effects, with the handedness of the individual elements having a direct effect on the sense and magnitude of rotation of the diffracted light. We believe such structures could, in the future, form the core of a new class of meta-materials with refractive indices engineered to suit individual optical applications.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0957-4522 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Electronics and Computer Science
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Physics and Astronomy
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Chemistry
ePrint ID: 20068
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:09
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/20068

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