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Coherent control of birefringence and optical activity

Coherent control of birefringence and optical activity
Coherent control of birefringence and optical activity
We show that polarization effects due to anisotropy and chirality affecting a wave propagating through a thin slab of material can be controlled by another electromagnetic wave. No nonlinearity of the metamaterial slab is required and the control can be exercised at arbitrarily low intensities. In proof-of-principle experiments with anisotropic and chiral microwave metamaterials we show that linear and circular birefringence and dichroism can be modulated by the control wave from their maximum value to zero.
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Abokhamis Mousavi, Seyedmohammad
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Plum, Eric
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Shi, Jinhui
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Abokhamis Mousavi, Seyedmohammad
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Plum, Eric
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Shi, Jinhui
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Abokhamis Mousavi, Seyedmohammad, Plum, Eric, Shi, Jinhui and Zheludev, Nikolay I. (2014) Coherent control of birefringence and optical activity. Applied Physics Letters, 105 (1). (doi:10.1063/1.4890009).

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We show that polarization effects due to anisotropy and chirality affecting a wave propagating through a thin slab of material can be controlled by another electromagnetic wave. No nonlinearity of the metamaterial slab is required and the control can be exercised at arbitrarily low intensities. In proof-of-principle experiments with anisotropic and chiral microwave metamaterials we show that linear and circular birefringence and dichroism can be modulated by the control wave from their maximum value to zero.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 July 2014
Published date: 9 July 2014
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 367032
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367032
ISSN: 0003-6951
PURE UUID: bc1c1316-f0aa-46c4-a3d6-820140a3e2d8
ORCID for Eric Plum: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1552-1840
ORCID for Nikolay I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 22 Jul 2014 08:47
Last modified: 26 Nov 2019 02:03

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Author: Seyedmohammad Abokhamis Mousavi
Author: Eric Plum ORCID iD
Author: Jinhui Shi

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