Handedness reversal of circular Bragg phenomenon due to negative real permittivity and permeability

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When the real parts of the permittivity and the permeability dyadics of a structurally chiral, magnetic-dielectric material are reversed in sign, the circular Bragg phenomenon displayed by the material is proved here to suffer a change which indicates that the structural handedness has been, in effect, reversed. Additionally, reflection and transmission coefficients suffer phase reversal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)716-722
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2003


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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