Enhancement of optical activity of chiral sculptured thin films by suitable infiltration of void regions

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Abstract

Using a local homogenization approach which treats a chiral sculptured thin film (STF) as a two-phase composite material, we show here that the infiltration of the void regions with a material of higher refractive index results in the enhancement of the optical activity. If chiral STFs of a high-index infiltrant cannot be directly fabricated for some practical reason, then the scheme described here may provide an alternate route.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalOptik (Jena)
Volume112
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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optical activity
infiltration
homogenizing
Infiltration
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Refractive index
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refractivity
Thin films
composite materials
augmentation
Composite materials
thin films

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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In: Optik (Jena), Vol. 112, No. 4, 01.01.2001, p. 145-148.

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