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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2109–2116

Physical properties of wave scattering by a chiral grating

Xiaomin Yang, Thomas X. Wu, and Dwight L. Jaggard  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 2109-2116 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.21.002109


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Abstract

Wave scattering by a chiral grating is studied in this paper. Numerical results are given, and physical properties are discussed, including the influence of frequency, angle of incidence, and aspect ratio. At high frequencies we find anomalous coupling regions known as Wood’s anomalies, which are explained by the excitation and reradiation of leaky waveguide modes in the periodic layer. The chiral grating can possess both frequency-selection and mode-conversion properties.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: March 7, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2004
Published: November 1, 2004

Citation
Xiaomin Yang, Thomas X. Wu, and Dwight L. Jaggard, "Physical properties of wave scattering by a chiral grating," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 2109-2116 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-21-11-2109


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