Experimental excitation of the Dyakonov-Tamm wave in the grating-coupled configuration

Drew P. Pulsifer, Muhammad Faryad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Anthony S. Hall, Liu Liu

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The Dyakonov-Tamm wave was experimentally excited along the periodically corrugated interface of magnesium fluoride as the isotropic homogeneous partnering material and a zinc-selenide chiral sculptured thin film (STF) as the anisotropic and periodically nonhomogeneous partnering material. The total transmittance of a p-polarized 633 nm laser beam was measured as a function of the angle of incidence for several thicknesses of the chiral STF to identify those dips in total transmittance that are indicative of the excitation of a Dyakonov-Tamm wave.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2125-2128
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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