Zheludev, N. I., Papakostas, A., Potts, A., Coles, H. J. and Bagnall, D. M.
Layered chiral metallic meta-materials.
At Conference on Complex Mediums III - Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics, Seattle, Washington, USA,
08 - 10 Jul 2002.
SPIE-International Society of Optical Engineering, .
Using electron beam lithographic techniques we have manufactured left and right-handed forms of an artificial medium consisting of high densities of microscopic planar chiral metallic objects distributed regularly in a plane. In this artificial medium we have for the first time observed optical manifestations of planar chirality in the form of handedness-sensitive rotation of the polarization state and elliptization of visible light diffracted from the structure. Applications of such media in functional materials are discussed.
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