Simultaneous propagation of two Dyakonov-Tamm waves guided by the planar interface created in a chiral sculptured thin film by a sudden change of vapor flux direction

Jun Gao, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Mingkai Lei

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Abstract

While growing a chiral sculptured thin film by physical vapor deposition, a sudden change in the direction of the vapor flux creates a plane of discontinuity. In effect, this is a planar interface between two different structurally chiral materials. Theoretical analysis shows that more than one Dyakonov-Tamm waves, with different phase speeds and degrees of localization to this interface, may propagate in different directions guided by the interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3370-3372
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume374
Issue number34
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 26 2010

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