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Nonreciprocal diffraction through dielectric gratings with two-dimensional chirality

Nonreciprocal diffraction through dielectric gratings with two-dimensional chirality
Nonreciprocal diffraction through dielectric gratings with two-dimensional chirality
It is generally assumed that the propagation of light through a dielectric medium is always reciprocal under reversal of the propagation direction. We show that in an all-dielectric diffractive system nonreciprocal polarization changes are possible for individual diffracted beams when the diffractive medium possesses two-dimensional chirality. This nonreciprocity is characterized by different eigenstates for the system for the forward and reverse directions respectively, yet it is also entirely consistent with the predictions of the Lorentz reciprocity lemma.
1050-2947
43816-1-43816-14
Potts, A.
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Zhang, W.
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Bagnall, D.M.
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Potts, A.
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Zhang, W.
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Bagnall, D.M.
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Potts, A., Zhang, W. and Bagnall, D.M. (2008) Nonreciprocal diffraction through dielectric gratings with two-dimensional chirality. Physical Review A, 77, 43816-1-43816-14.

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It is generally assumed that the propagation of light through a dielectric medium is always reciprocal under reversal of the propagation direction. We show that in an all-dielectric diffractive system nonreciprocal polarization changes are possible for individual diffracted beams when the diffractive medium possesses two-dimensional chirality. This nonreciprocity is characterized by different eigenstates for the system for the forward and reverse directions respectively, yet it is also entirely consistent with the predictions of the Lorentz reciprocity lemma.

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Published date: 2008
Organisations: Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology

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Local EPrints ID: 267721
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/267721
ISSN: 1050-2947
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Date deposited: 29 Jul 2009 11:12
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:00

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