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Broken time reversal of light interaction with planar chiral nanostructures

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We report unambiguous experimental evidence of broken time-reversal symmetry for the interaction of light with an artificial nonmagnetic material. Polarized color images of planar chiral gold-on-silicon nanostructures consisting of arrays of gammadions show intriguing and unusual symmetry: structures, which are geometrically mirror images, lose their mirror symmetry in polarized light. The symmetry of images can be described only in terms of antisymmetry (black-and-white symmetry) appropriate to a time-odd process. The effect results from a transverse chiral nonlocal electromagnetic response of the structure and has some striking resemblance with the expected features of light scattering on anyon matter.

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Schwanecke, A.S., Krasavin, A.V., Bagnall, D.M., Potts, A., Zayats, A.V. and Zheludev, N.I. (2003) Broken time reversal of light interaction with planar chiral nanostructures Physical Review Letters, 91, (24), 247404-[4pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.247404).

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Published date: 9 December 2003

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Local EPrints ID: 28958
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/28958
ISSN: 0031-9007
PURE UUID: 8678eb20-b122-4efa-8f98-319eca901bd4

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Date deposited: 09 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:59

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Author: A.S. Schwanecke
Author: A.V. Krasavin
Author: D.M. Bagnall
Author: A. Potts
Author: A.V. Zayats
Author: N.I. Zheludev

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