Planar chiral metamaterials comprising double-layer dielectricmetal- dielectric resonant structures in the shape of a gammadion are presented in the near-infrared regime. The unit cell of the doubly-periodic metamaterial design is optimized using the genetic algorithm for maximum circular dichroism and for maximum optical activity. A circular dichroism value in excess of 50% is predicted for the optimized design. Maximum polarization rotatory powers in terms of the minimum allowed transmittances are also obtained and presented.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics