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Chiral elements and dual systems: towards the design of an omnidirectional optical active media
Author(s): Xavier Vidal; Xavier Zambrana-Puyalto; Alex F. Barbara; Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton; Gabriel Molina-Terriza
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Paper Abstract

We will show how to extract information from the Mie coefficients to properly design dual systems combined with chiral elements for having optically active structures. Such optically active elements will scatter the light omnidirectionally, where the amount of rotation of light is fixed in any given direction independently of the incident polarization. The key elements are the preservation of helicity by equaling the electric and magnetic responses from the material, and by the proper manipulation of the angular momentum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8923, Micro/Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems, 89233J (7 December 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2033797
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Xavier Vidal, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Xavier Zambrana-Puyalto, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
ARC Ctr. for Engineered Quantum Systems (Australia)
Alex F. Barbara, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
ARC Ctr. for Engineered Quantum Systems (Australia)
Gabriel Molina-Terriza, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
ARC Ctr. for Engineered Quantum Systems (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8923:
Micro/Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems
James Friend; H. Hoe Tan, Editor(s)

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