Twisted split-ring-resonator photonic metamaterial with huge optical activity

TitleTwisted split-ring-resonator photonic metamaterial with huge optical activity
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsDecker M, Zhao R, Soukoulis CM, Linden S, Wegener M
Journal TitleOptics Letters
Volume35
Pages1593-1595
Date Published05/15
ISBN Number0146-9592
Accession NumberISI:000277773400034
Abstract

Coupled split-ring-resonator metamaterials have previously been shown to exhibit large coupling effects, which are a prerequisite for obtaining large effective optical activity. By a suitable lateral arrangement of these building blocks, we completely eliminate linear birefringence and obtain pure optical activity and connected circular optical dichroism. Experiments around a 100 THz frequency and corresponding modeling are in good agreement. Rotation angles of about 30 for 205 nm sample thickness are derived. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

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