Structurally perturbed chiral Bragg reflectors for elliptically polarized light

Ian Hodgkinson, Qi Hong Wu, Lakshman De Silva, Matthew Arnold, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Martin McCall

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2629-2631
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume30
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2005

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Hodgkinson, I., Wu, Q. H., De Silva, L., Arnold, M., Lakhtakia, A., & McCall, M. (2005). Structurally perturbed chiral Bragg reflectors for elliptically polarized light. Optics Letters, 30(19), 2629-2631. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002629