The structure of an inorganic chiral medium represented as a stack of identical form-birefringent layers that twist steadily with increasing thickness is perturbed by realigning a fraction of each layer to a fixed direction. Experimental results show that the resulting chiral-birefringent composite medium exhibits Bragg resonance with elliptically polarized light, and simulations indicate that Bragg reflectors can be designed for any polarization including linear.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2005|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics