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Optical activity in extrinsically chiral metamaterial

Optical activity in extrinsically chiral metamaterial
Optical activity in extrinsically chiral metamaterial
We demonstrate optical activity in an intrinsically non-chiral anisotropic planar metamaterial. The phenomenon is due to extrinsic chirality resulting from the mutual orientation of the metamaterial structure and the incident electromagnetic wave. The polarization effect, which has a resonant nature, features a spectral band where linear birefringence is practically absent and can be easily tuned by tilting the plane of the metamaterial relative to the incident beam.
0003-6951
191911-[3pp.]
Plum, E.
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Fedotov, V.A.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Plum, E.
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Fedotov, V.A.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Plum, E., Fedotov, V.A. and Zheludev, N.I. (2008) Optical activity in extrinsically chiral metamaterial. Applied Physics Letters, 93 (19), 191911-[3pp.]. (doi:10.1063/1.3021082).

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We demonstrate optical activity in an intrinsically non-chiral anisotropic planar metamaterial. The phenomenon is due to extrinsic chirality resulting from the mutual orientation of the metamaterial structure and the incident electromagnetic wave. The polarization effect, which has a resonant nature, features a spectral band where linear birefringence is practically absent and can be easily tuned by tilting the plane of the metamaterial relative to the incident beam.

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Published date: 10 November 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 65831
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/65831
ISSN: 0003-6951
PURE UUID: 847403cc-5d86-4b45-a330-244120ce0255
ORCID for E. Plum: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1552-1840
ORCID for N.I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 20 Mar 2009
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:56

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