"Optical Manifestations of Planar Chirality"
Papakostas, A., Potts, A., Bagnall, D. M, Prosvirniin, S. L., Coles, H. J. and Zheludev, N. I. (2003) "Optical Manifestations of Planar Chirality". Physical Review Letters, 90, (10), 107404-1.
We report that planar chiral structures affect the polarization state of light in a manner similar to three-dimensional chiral (optical active) media. In experiments with artificial metal-on-silicon chiral planar gratings of 442 wallpaper group symmetry, containing millions of chiral elements per square centimeter, we observed rotation of the polarization azimuth in excess of 30_ of light diffracted from it. The rotation was found to change its sign for two enantiomeric forms of the media and to have components associated with both the structural arrangement and the chirality of individual structural elements.
|Keywords:||planar chirality, polarization, metamaterials, nanostructure|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > NANO
|Date Deposited:||15 May 2003|
|Last Modified:||05 Mar 2012 11:16|
|Contributors:||Papakostas, A. (Author)
Potts, A. (Author)
Bagnall, D. M (Author)
Prosvirniin, S. L. (Author)
Coles, H. J. (Author)
Zheludev, N. I. (Author)
|Publisher:||The American Physical Society|
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|ISI Citation Count:||135|
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