Generalized Oseen transformation for and enhancement of Bragg characteristics of electro-optic structurally chiral materials

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Abstract

The Oseen transformation is generalized to define a non-electro-optic structurally chiral material, wherein propagation along the axis of chirality is equivalent to that in an electro-optic SCM with local over(4, ̄) 2 m point group symmetry. This generalization shows that the exploitation of the Pockels effect amounts to an enhancement of the effective local birefringence, which in turn can enhance the characteristics of the circular Bragg phenomenon. Electro-optic SCMs can therefore serve as efficient and electrically controllable circular- and elliptical-polarization rejection filters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-217
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Volume261
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2006

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Electrooptical effects
electro-optics
birefringence
elliptical polarization
Point groups
augmentation
Chirality
Crystal symmetry
circular polarization
exploitation
Birefringence
chirality
rejection
Optics
optics
Polarization
filters
propagation
symmetry

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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