TITLE

Optical activity in subwavelength-period arrays of chiral metallic particles

AUTHOR(S)
Vallius, Tuomas; Jefimovs, Konstantins; Turunen, Jari; Vahimaa, Pasi; Svirko, Yuri
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;7/14/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p234
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report on a chirality-induced polarization effect in a planar subwavelength metallic nanograting. We demonstrate that the grating rotates the polarization at normal incidence. Because of the fourfold rotation symmetry, the effect does not depend on the incident beam polarization, but resembles optical activity in isotropic media. We use rigorous diffraction theory to show that polarization effects in the zeroth diffraction order take place in the presence of waveguide resonances with subwavelength-period arrays of chiral metallic particles.
ACCESSION #
10220448

 

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