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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 403–405

Tunable complex photonic chiral lattices by reconfigurable optical phase engineering

Jolly Xavier and Joby Joseph  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 403-405 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000403


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Abstract

We present a novel single-step fabrication approach, based on optical phase engineering, for tunable complex photonic chiral lattices of diverse geometries in a large area. By means of engineered reconfigurable phase patterns, we computationally simulate as well as experimentally investigate these complex structures. We show the generation of both periodic right- and left-handed chiral structures as well as photonic transversely quasi-crystallographic chiral structures. These complex chiral lattices are also demonstrated in a photorefractive material, and the lattice formation is analyzed by plane-wave-guided imaging as well as diffraction pattern imaging. Furthermore, complex photonic chiral structures with engineered tunable relative phase shifts between adjacent spiral units realizable in a single step are explored and analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: November 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2011
Published: January 31, 2011

Citation
Jolly Xavier and Joby Joseph, "Tunable complex photonic chiral lattices by reconfigurable optical phase engineering," Opt. Lett. 36, 403-405 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-3-403


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