A theoretical investigation of the electromagnetic response of a slanted chiral sculptured thin film (STF) to dipolar sources is presented. Dyadic Green functions (DGFs) for a slanted chiral STF sandwiched between two vacuous half-spaces are formulated as planewave angular spectrums. First, the response of the slanted chiral STF to obliquely incident plane waves is obtained by rigorous coupled-wave analysis implemented with a stable algorithm; then, asymptotic evaluation of the DGFs is carried in the far-field limit. The radiation patterns of Beltrami source configurations close to a slanted chiral STF are computed and discussed. In particular, certain characteristic features - which are closely related to the circular Bragg phenomenon - in the radiation patterns are found to be spatially asymmetric, because of the effective transverse periodicity of the chosen thin film.
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