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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3274–3277

All-photoinduced terahertz optical activity

Natsuki Kanda, Kuniaki Konishi, and Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 11, pp. 3274-3277 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003274


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Abstract

We proposed and demonstrated active control of terahertz optical activity via chiral patterned photoexcitation in a semiconductor with a spatial light modulator (SLM). Arbitrary patterns can be generated by a SLM, including completely symmetric enantiomer pairs. This technique provides a new route to terahertz polarization modulators.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures
(130.5440) Integrated optics : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: March 31, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2014
Published: May 27, 2014

Citation
Natsuki Kanda, Kuniaki Konishi, and Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami, "All-photoinduced terahertz optical activity," Opt. Lett. 39, 3274-3277 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-11-3274


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