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Layered chiral metallic meta-materials
Author(s): Nikolay I. Zheludev; Aris Papakostas; Adrian W. Potts; Harry J. Coles; Darren M. Bagnall
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Paper Abstract

Using electron beam lithographic techniques we have manufactured left and right-handed forms of an artificial medium consisting of high densities of microscopic planar chiral metallic objects distributed regularly in a plane. In this artificial medium we have for the first time observed optical manifestations of planar chirality in the form of handedness-sensitive rotation of the polarization state and elliptization of visible light diffracted from the structure. Applications of such media in functional materials are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4806, Complex Mediums III: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics, (24 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472975
Show Author Affiliations
Nikolay I. Zheludev, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Aris Papakostas, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Adrian W. Potts, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Harry J. Coles, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Darren M. Bagnall, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4806:
Complex Mediums III: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Graeme Dewar; Martin W. McCall, Editor(s)

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