Optical properties of planar chiral meta-materials

A. Potts, A. Papakostas*, N. I. Zheludev, H. J. Coles, R. Greef, D. M. Bagnall

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The polarization state of visible light is found to be altered upon reflection from artificial two-dimensional chiral media. Arrays of metallic planar chiral structures were fabricated by electron beam lithography and ion beam milling. The characteristic dimensions on the chiral elements correspond to wavelengths in the near-IR. Our chiral media are found to induce strong polarization effects, with the handedness of individual elements having a direct effect on the sense and magnitude of rotation of the diffracted light.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberK10.3
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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