A structurally chiral slab is constructed by stacking up identical uniaxial plates, the consecutive optic axes describing either a right- or a left-handed spiral. In such a laminar composite, form chirality is intertwined with intrinsic anisotropy. The plane wave reflection and transmission characteristics of such a slab are explored in relation to its handedness. It is observed that while the co-polarized characteristics are unaffected by the form chirality, the cross-polarized reflected and transmitted fields are influenced by it.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Aug 1 1988|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering