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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2003
  • pp: 716–722

Handedness reversal of circular Bragg phenomenon due to negative real permittivity and permeability

Akhlesh Lakhtakia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 7, pp. 716-722 (2003)

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When the real parts of the permittivity and the permeability dyadics of a structurally chiral, magnetic-dielectric material are reversed in sign, the circular Bragg phenomenon displayed by the material is proved here to suffer a change which indicates that the structural handedness has been, in effect, reversed. Additionally, reflection and transmission coefficients suffer phase reversal.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(310.6870) Thin films : Thin films, other properties

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Negative refraction and metamaterials

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2003
Published: April 7, 2003

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, "Handedness reversal of circular Bragg phenomenon due to negative real permittivity and permeability," Opt. Express 11, 716-722 (2003)

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