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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2010
  • pp: 166–168

Three-dimensional chiral photonic superlattices

M. Thiel, H. Fischer, G. von Freymann, and M. Wegener  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pp. 166-168 (2010)

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We investigate three-dimensional photonic superlattices composed of polymeric helices in various spatial checkerboard-like arrangements. Depending on the relative phase shift and handedness of the chiral building blocks, different circular-dichroism resonances appear or are suppressed. Samples corresponding to four different configurations are fabricated by direct laser writing. The measured optical transmittance spectra are in good agreement with numerical calculations.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

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Original Manuscript: October 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2009
Published: January 13, 2010

M. Thiel, H. Fischer, G. von Freymann, and M. Wegener, "Three-dimensional chiral photonic superlattices," Opt. Lett. 35, 166-168 (2010)

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