Bragging electrically

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The incorporation of the Pockels effect in structurally chiral materials (SCMs) engenders new modalities for control and manipulation of the circular Bragg phenomenon (CBP). The boundary-value problem of the reflection and transmission of a plane wave due to a slab of an electro-optic SCM is formulated in terms of a 4×4 matrix ordinary differential equation. The SCM slab can be locally endowed with one of 20 classes of point group symmetry, and is subjected to a dc voltage across its thickness. The enhancement (and, in some cases, the production) of the CBP by the application of a dc electric field across the thickness of the SCM slab has switching and circular-polarization- rejection applications in optics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComplex Photonic Media
StatePublished - 2006
EventComplex Photonic Media - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2006Aug 16 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherComplex Photonic Media
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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