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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1999
  • pp: 343–347

Photonic crystals of chiral spheres

I. E. Psarobas, N. Stefanou, and A. Modinos  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 343-347 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.16.000343


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Abstract

We examined the properties of photonic crystals that consist of nonoverlapping chiral spheres in a dielectric medium. We considered the effect of the chiral property of the spheres on the frequency band structure of the electromagnetic field in the crystal and on the transmittance properties of a slab of the crystal, and we estimated the optical activity of the crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

History
Original Manuscript: July 24, 1998
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 1998
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 1998
Published: February 1, 1999

Citation
I. E. Psarobas, N. Stefanou, and A. Modinos, "Photonic crystals of chiral spheres," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 343-347 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-16-2-343


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