The optical properties of a planar metamaterial with gammadion-shaped chiral symmetry breaking holes array have been investigated both theoretically and experimentally. The results indicate that the introduction of the chiral symmetry breaking causes the split of the transmission peak and exerts large influence on the optical rotation and circular dichroism. Our metamaterials might have potential applications in future design of plasmonic devices.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2011
Published: August 23, 2011
Wan-xia Huang, Yi Zhang, Xia-mei Tang, Li-Sha Cai, Jun-wei Zhao, Lin Zhou, Qian-jin Wang, Cheng-ping Huang, and Yong-yuan Zhu, "Optical properties of a planar metamaterial with chiral symmetry breaking," Opt. Lett. 36, 3359-3361 (2011)