OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1988–1990

Elliptical dichroism: operating principle of planar chiral metamaterials

Sergei V. Zhukovsky, Andrey V. Novitsky, and Vladimir M. Galynsky  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 1988-1990 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001988


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (380 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We employ a homogenization technique based on the Lorentz electronic theory to show that planar chiral structures (PCSs) can be described by an effective dielectric tensor similar to that of biaxial elliptically dichroic crystals. Such a crystal is shown to behave like a PCS insofar as it exhibits its characteristic optical properties, namely, corotating elliptical polarization eigenstates and asymmetric, direction-dependent transmission for left- or right-handed incident wave polarization.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(160.1245) Materials : Artificially engineered materials
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media
(050.2065) Diffraction and gratings : Effective medium theory
(350.3618) Other areas of optics : Left-handed materials
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: March 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2009
Published: June 24, 2009

Citation
Sergei V. Zhukovsky, Andrey V. Novitsky, and Vladimir M. Galynsky, "Elliptical dichroism: operating principle of planar chiral metamaterials," Opt. Lett. 34, 1988-1990 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-13-1988

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited