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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 7439–7446

90° polarization rotator with rotation angle independent of substrate permittivity and incident angles using a composite chiral metamaterial

Kun Song, Yahong Liu, Quanhong Fu, Xiaopeng Zhao, Chunrong Luo, and Weiren Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7439-7446 (2013)

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We propose a more efficient way to obtain much stronger polarization rotatory power by constructing a composite chiral metamaterial (CCMM) which is achieved via the combination of the cut-wire pairs (CWPs) and a purely chiral metamaterial (PCMM) composed of conjugated gammadion resonators. Owing to the strong coupling between the CWPs and PCMM, the polarization rotation in our CCMM is more gigantic than that of the PCMM. Furthermore, the CCMM proposed in this paper can function as a wide-angle 90° polarization rotator for different substrate permittivity without needing to adjust its geometric parameters. Due to the unique properties, the CCMM may greatly benefit potential applications including designing a tunable 90°-polarization rotator, microwave devices, telecommunication, and so on.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: January 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2013
Published: March 18, 2013

Kun Song, Yahong Liu, Quanhong Fu, Xiaopeng Zhao, Chunrong Luo, and Weiren Zhu, "90° polarization rotator with rotation angle independent of substrate permittivity and incident angles using a composite chiral metamaterial," Opt. Express 21, 7439-7446 (2013)

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